By Lindiwe Dovey
Analyzing a number South African and West African motion pictures encouraged through African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a particular development in modern African filmmaking-one during which filmmakers are utilizing the embodied audiovisual medium of movie to provide a critique of actual and mental violence. opposed to an in depth background of the medium's savage creation and exploitation via colonial powers in very various African contexts, Dovey examines the advanced ways that African filmmakers are maintaining, mediating, and critiquing their very own cultures whereas looking a united imaginative and prescient of the longer term. greater than only representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, those movies interact with problems with colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" either the background and the literature they adapt to handle modern audiences in Africa and somewhere else. via this planned and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have built a mode of filmmaking that's altogether particular from eu and American sorts of adaptation.
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African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen (Film and Culture Series) by Lindiwe Dovey