Traversing the cinemascape of contemporary South Africa: A peripatetic journey.

Show simple item record Ebrahim, Haseenah 2019-08-27T06:45:46Z 2019-08-27T06:45:46Z 2018-04
dc.description.abstract This article offers a series of observations, reflections, descriptions and opinions as stopping points on a tour of the multifaceted cinemascape of South Africa. It addresses how discourses of cinema in South Africa conflate the development of a distinctive South African cinema with the development of a robust film industry—concealing the structural barriers to entry, the development of indigenous aesthetics, and domestic audience development. It maps the emergence of several nodes of film production and consumption for non-cinema platforms as well as several subnational “mini-industries” characterized by ethnolinguistic markers of appeal. The author warns that the sole use of a national cinema lens to look at cinema in South Africa blinds us to both the politics of identity in postapartheid South Africa as well as the variety of film-related activities that constitute film culture, arguing that film scholars would be better served by adopting a polycentric approach when attempting to map the cinemascape in contemporary South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en_US en_ZA
dc.subject South African cinema en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa- film en_ZA
dc.subject Bollywood South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Indian South African filmmaking en_ZA
dc.subject Lokshin Bioskop en_ZA
dc.subject Mzansi Magic en_ZA
dc.title Traversing the cinemascape of contemporary South Africa: A peripatetic journey. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume vol. 9, no. 2. en_ZA
dc.journal.title Black Camera: An International Film Journal en_ZA
dc.description.librarian HE2019 en_ZA 0000-0002-1852-5468 en_ZA en_ZA

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