Africa Film WebMeeting

Message from: Steve Smith (SteveSmith@XC.Org)
About: African Media Program Web Site

Mon, 26 Oct 1998 08:53:24 -0500

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    The above Website is designed to offer in-depth African and internnational
    perspectives on African cinema, video and TV, advertising, including South
    African media. It offers articles on historical background, ways of making
    sense of films, videos and TV on Africa, and critical reviews of individual
    titles. The Website is managed by the Centre for Cultural and Media
    Studies, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa (
    <> . (The CCMS site is also linked to the
    Murdoch University, Perth, African Cultural Studies Site.)
    The African Media Review Website is linked to the African Media Program
    (AMP), at Michigan State University. This US-based Program aims to take a
    leading role in helping to promote representative images of Africans and
    Africa, and to correct many of the prevalent negative perceptions of Africa.
    To meet this goal, the AMP is creating a comprehensive database which will
    include citations and reviews for all extant documentary film and video with
    African content. With the help of content experts, films and videos are
    evaluated on their utility of introducing Africa to U.S. audiences.
    This definitive database will be kept current and linked to the World Wide
    Web, allowing educators, researchers and others to access critical reviews,
    summaries, minute-by-minute content inventories of particular media,
    information on the instructional utility of the films and videos,
    distributor information, and other pertinent data on Africa films and
    videos. The AMP Website, available at <
    <> >, is scheduled to be
    operational in early 1999.

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    Centre for Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban 4041,
    South Africa. Phone: +27-31-260-2505. Fax: + 2731-260-1519. E-mail: <>
    African Media Programm, African Studies Center - Michigan State University,
    100 Center for International Programs, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1035,
    U.S.A. phone: 517-432-0057 - fax: 517-432-1209 e-mail: <>

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