Black Camera publishes three-part book series on African cinema
Black Camera: An International Film Journal has published a three-part book series through IU Press on the history, theory, and practice of African cinema.
The series, titled “African Cinema: Manifesto and Practice for Cultural Decolonization,” comprises three volumes, each with a distinct focus: volume one elaborates on the colonial antecedents, constituents, theory, and articulations of African cinema; volume two foregrounds the formation, evolution, and challenges faced by the longest-running Pan-African film festival, FESPACO; and volume three compiles a comprehensive documentary record of declarations, resolutions, manifestos, and speeches relevant to the history and study of African cinema.
The series proves to be a central resource for all who are interested in African cinema and what it offers to the world. This series is a three-year collaboration with FESPACO and IMAGINE Film Institute in Burkina Faso.
This book project – a revised and expanded, three-volume edition from three successive issues published in Black Camera (fall 2020-fall 2021) – has been the result of over three years of dedicated work from the Black Camera staff and various international collaborators. The editors of the book series are Michael T. Martin and Gaston Jean-Marie Kaboré (FESPACO). The editorial assistants are doctoral students of The Media School: Allison J. Brown, Cole Nelson, and Joseph E. Roskos.