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Title Gaze regimes : film and feminism in Africa / edited by Jyoti Mistry and Antje Schuhm.
Imprint Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2015.

Subject Women in motion pictures.
Motion picture industry -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Feminism -- Africa.
Motion pictures, African.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Marginality, Social, in motion pictures.
Alt Name Mistry, Jyoti,
Schuhmann, Antje,
Ruckteschell, Katharina von, 1962-
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 229 pages) : illustrations
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: By way of context and content -- 1 African Women in Cinema: An overview -- 2 'I am a feminist only in secret' -- 3 Staged Authenticity: Femininity in photography and film -- 4 'Power is in your own hands': Why Jihan El-Tahri does not like movements -- 5 Aftermath: A focus on collective trauma -- 6 Shooting Violence and Trauma: Traversing visual and social topographies in Zanele Muholi's work -- 7 Puk Nini: A Filmic Instruction in Seduction: Exploring class and sexuality in gender relations -- 8 I am Saartjie Baartman -- 9 Filmmaking at the Margins of a Community: On co-producing Elelwani -- 10 On Collective Practice and Collected Reflections -- 11 'Cinema of resistance' -- 12 Dark and Personal -- 13 'Change? This might mean to shove a few men out' -- 14 Barakat! means Enough! -- 15 'Women, use the gaze to change reality' -- 16 Post-colonial Film Collaboration and Festival Politics -- 17 Tsitsi Dangarembga: A manifesto.
Summary Gaze Regimes is a bricolage of essays and interviews showcasing the experiences of women working in film, either directly as practitioners or in other areas such as curators, festival programme directors or fundraisers. It does not shy away from questioning the relations of power in the practice of filmmaking and the power invested in the gaze itself. Who is looking and who is being looked at, who is telling women's stories in Africa and what governs the mechanics of making those films on the continent? The interviews with film practitioners such as Tsitsi Dangarembga, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Jihan El-Tahri, Anita Khanna, Isabel Noronhe, Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh demonstrate the contradictory points of departure of women in film - from their understanding of feminisms in relation to lived-experiences and the realpolitik of women working as cultural practitioners. Jyoti Mistry, Antje Schuhmann, Nobunye Levin, Dorothee Wenner and Christina von Braun are some of the contributors.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217) and index.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
ISBN 1868148599 (electronic bk.)
9781868148592 (electronic bk.)
9781868148578 (electronic bk.)
1868148572 (electronic bk.)
9781776141654 (electronic bk.)
1776141652 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 965141883
Additional Format Print version: Gaze regimes. Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2015 9781868148561 1868148564 (DLC) 2015494759 (OCoLC)919636633.

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