Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 by Natasha Himmelman,MaryEllen Higgins PDF

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By Natasha Himmelman,MaryEllen Higgins

ISBN-10: 0821420151

ISBN-13: 9780821420157

Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood’s colonial movie legacy within the postapartheid period, and contemplates what has replaced within the West’s representations of Africa. How will we learn twenty-first-century projections of human rights issues—child squaddies, genocide, the exploitation of the bad via multinational companies, dictatorial rule, fact and reconciliation—within the contexts of megastar humanitarianism, “new” army humanitarianism, and Western help for regime switch in Africa and past? a couple of movies after 1994, corresponding to Black Hawk Down, lodge Rwanda, Blood Diamond, The final King of Scotland, The consistent Gardener, Shake fingers with the satan, Tears of the Sun, and District 9, build particular and implicit arguments concerning the results of Western intervention in Africa. Do the emphases on human rights within the motion pictures supply a poignant expression of our shared humanity? Do they echo the colonial tropes of former “civilizing missions?” Or do human rights violations function as another mine of sensational pictures for Hollywood’s astounding storytelling?

The quantity presents analyses by way of teachers and activists within the fields of African experiences, English, movie and media experiences, diplomacy, and sociology throughout continents. This considerate and hugely attractive e-book is a important source if you search new and sundry methods to movies approximately Africa.

Contributors: Harry Garuba and Natasha Himmelman; Margaret R. Higonnet, with Ethel R. Higgonet; Joyce B. Ashuntantang; Kenneth W. Harrow; Christopher Odhiambo; Ricardo Guthrie; Clifford T. Manlove; Earl Conteh-Morgan; Bennetta Jules-Rosette, J. R. Osborn, and Lea Marie Ruiz-Ade; Christopher Garland; Kimberly Nichele Brown; Jane Bryce; Iyunolu Osagie; and Dayna Oscherwitz.

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