The latest issue of Black Camera: An International Film Journal is now available in print and online from the Indiana University Press.  The issue includes an extensive special feature, “Ava DuVernay in conversation with Michael T. Martin — ‘A Call to Action’: Organizing Principles of an Activist Cinematic Practice,” drawn from discussions held during DuVernay’s 2013 visit to the Black Film Center/Archive and IU Cinema.

The current issue also features a Close-up on Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries from guest editor Delphine Letort, including articles by Benjamin Stora, Isabelle Vandershelden, Forence Martin, Tsitsi Jaji, Jeanne Garane, and Delphine Letort.

Also in this issue:

  • Marilyn Yaquinto on Cinema as Political Activism: Contemporary Meanings in The Spook Who Sat by the Door;
  • Amy Corbin  on Charles Burnett’s Dialogic Aesthetics: My Brother’s Wedding as a Bridge between Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger;
  • Close-up Gallery on Women on the Algerian Art Scene, curated by Delphine Letort and Emmanuelle Cherel;
  • And including Africultures Dossier, Book Reviews, Archival News, and Professional Notes and Research Resources.

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