An investigation into nationalism and national allegory within South African post-apartheid film

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dc.contributor.author Oberholzer, Christoffel Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-21T11:48:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-21T11:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-21T11:48:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5959
dc.description.abstract Abstract The aim of this research paper is to investigate the allegorical and national qualities present within South African post-apartheid cinema. Through the production of a satirical short film, an analysis of key texts by Frederic Jameson and Aijaz Ahmad, as well as a comparative breakdown of French and Australian national cinema, these topics will be explored and unpacked. The South African film environment establishes itself as one dominated by internationally produced films and one that utilises indigenous cultural aspects in order to compete against this dominance. This study identifies the specific techniques employed by South African filmmakers and highlights the successes and pitfalls of doing so. By examining the film careers of Darrell Roodt and producer Anant Singh, this paper identifies South African cinema as one with a focus on international goals, aspirations and audiences, while it neglects its own local audience and development. This research then proposes ways in which to resolve this problem by drawing on examples from other national cinemas. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject nationalism in art en
dc.subject post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.subject film en
dc.subject allegory en
dc.title An investigation into nationalism and national allegory within South African post-apartheid film en
dc.type Thesis en


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