Journal of African Cinemas: Volume 2 Number 1

Journal of African Cinemas

Volume 2 Number 1

Aims and Scope

The Journal of African Cinemas will explore the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African Cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages. The editors are seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa and its peoples represented in film. The aim is to create a forum for debate that will promote inter-disciplinarity between cinema and other visual and rhetorical forms of representation.


Prof Keyan G Tomaselli

Culture Communication and Media Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Martin Mhando

Centre for Research in Culture and Communication.

Murdoch University


David Nothling

Editorial Coordinator


Submissions should be sent to all the above addresses,



3-25    Creative/Cultural industries financing in Africa: A Tanzanian film value chain study.


27-35   Against amnesia: representations of memory in Algerian cinema.


37-48 Visions of female emancipation: three recent films from West Africa.


49-63 The Rwandan genocide and the bestiality of representation in 100 Days (2001) and Shooting Dogs (2005)



65-75    The Devil you Dance with: Film Culture in the New South Africa, Audrey Thomas McCluskey (2009), First Edition.

76-85      From the Kalahari to Bruce Lee: The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II, The Hong Kong Sequels and the Globalization of the Bushman.

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About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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