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About: Re: Teaching African Cinema - manual and video from BFI

Tue, 4 Aug 1998 06:23:30 -0700 (PDT)

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    Originally dated: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 06:23:30 -0700 (PDT)

    From: "William P. Coleman" <>
    Organization: WPCMath

    Thank you for posting this very interesting information.
    I was unable to find anything about it at the BFI Web site, but I forwarded your posting to them and
    asked for further details.
    I couldn't find it in Amazon, either by title or ISBN.
    However, I was able to find it either by title or by ISBN at the website for Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford,
    England. They seem to be very well set up for international orders, and I
    have gotten good service from them in the past.
    Thanks again,
    Bill Coleman wrote:
    > Originally from: <>
    > Originally dated: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 08:09:39 -0700 (PDT)
    > I just got in my Teaching African Cinema kit. There was a posting
    about it
    > ages ago but I can't find it. I know I paid for it many months
    ago. Anyhow
    > it came the other day and I have to say I think it is terrific. I
    > read it in full yet - that will take me months probably, but I
    wanted to
    > tell everyone about it as I suspect many others will want to get
    it too. It
    > is published by the British Film Institute, written by Roy
    Ashbury, Wendy
    > Helsby and Maureen O'Brien. It was funded by the Africa 95 and
    > Development Fund, and somehow related to the projects done by June
    > and Gaylene Gould of the BFI's African and Caribbean Unit.
    > The book is 124 pages (A4 size ring bound) and section headings
    > Context
    > The Development of Film in Africa
    > Brief history
    > African cinema under colonialism
    > Film production in Egypt
    > Black African cinema after Independence
    > Some African film makers
    > Festivals and origanisations
    > Distribution and exhibition
    > Training
    > Finance
    > Censorship
    > Is there an African cinema
    > Going to the cinema in Burkina Faso
    > The Question of Culture
    > Case Studies-Xala, Halfaouine, Borom Sarret, Le Certificat
    > Denko/For the Son
    > Also there is a 116 minute VHS PAL video that shows clips and
    > the book.
    > This is one of those books that I love, but also hate as it looks
    so good
    > that I have now to find the time to read it.... I recommend it to
    you all.
    > I assume it is available from the
    > British Film Institute
    > 21 Stephen Street
    > London W1P 2LN, UK
    > It is ISBN # 0-85170-560-X
    > Sorry I can't find anywhere on it a clear address to buy it from,
    but that
    > is a small failing in what looks like a great resource. (Note:
    I'm not
    > involved with it at all, and paid my UKP 20 (?) like anyone else
    would to
    > get a copy.)
    > Cheers,
    > Steve Smith
    > DSR, Inc

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