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Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals

Dovey, Lindiwe (2015) Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals. New York; London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Framing Film Festivals)

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Abstract

Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals offers the first scholarly exploration of the vital yet controversial role played by film festivals in curating particular versions of Africa, African film, African filmmakers, and African audiences. Drawing on fifteen years of Dovey's work and field research, it takes us on a festive, historical tour, analyzing the curation of Africans at the world fairs, the contemporary curation of African film and African filmmakers at film festivals, and the proliferation of international film festivals across Africa today. Emphasizing the live potential of festivals, the book reveals the complex ways that festivals are co-authored by their organizers and participants, and makes a case for the subjective and contextual nature of aesthetic judgment.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Film Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
ISBN: 9781137404138
Depositing User: Lindiwe Dovey
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 08:56
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19644

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