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The African Video Centre: a comprehensive list of videos and films from Africa, the Caribbean, and the rest of the world.

African Video Centre; – London: African Video Centre, 1992.

Third World film making and the west.
Berkeley, CA; London: University of California Press, 1987.381p. illus. bibliog. Index

ASHBURY, Roy and Wendy HELSBY.

Teaching African cinema.
London: British Film Institute, 1998.iii-iv, 124p. illus. bibliog. filmog. chronolog. gloss.. Pack includes video

BACHY, Victor and Dalice A.WOODFORD
To have a history of African cinema.
Brussels: O.C.I.C. (Organisation Catholique Internat. du Cinema, 1987). 69p. plates (Cinemedia Collection: Hors Serie Volume)

African experiences of cinema.
London: British Film Institute, 1996.276p. bibliogs. Index.

Africa: a handbook of film and video resources.
British Universities Film and Video Council, 1986.120p. Bibliog.

BARKAS, Natalie
Thirty thousand miles for the films; the story of the filming of “Soldiers three” and “Rhodes of Africa”.
London; Glasgow: Blackie, 1937.viii,197p. Illus

BARLET, Olivier
African cinemas: decolonizing the gaze.

London; New York: Zed Books, 2000.viii-xii, 315p.; illus. bibliog. appendix. Index.

BARLET, Olivier
Les cinémas d’Afrique noire: le regard en question.
Paris; Montréal: L’Harmattan, 1996. 351p. illus. bibliog. appendix. Index.


Cameras sous le soleil.
Alger: [Victor Heintz, 1956. 222p. Illus

Une politique Africaine de cinema; collectif anime.
Paris: Editions Dadci, 1980. 236p. tables. Bibliog.

BENALI ,Abdelkader
Le cinéma colonial au Maghreb: l'imaginaire en trompe-l'oeil.
Paris: Cerf, 1998.371p.; illus. bibliog. filmog. (Collection 7eme art; no. 107)

Images et colonies: nature, discours et influence de l'iconographie coloniale liée à la propagande colionale et à la representation des Africains et de l'Afrique en France, de 1920 aux Indépendances.
Paris: ACHAC/Syros, 1993. - 157p. illus. (some col).bibliog. Chronolog..

Movies - moguls - mavericks: South African cinema 1979-1991.
Cape Town: Showdata, 1992.486, 91, 81, 107, 6p. illus. filmog. Teleog.

BOLEN, Francis
Quand des belges contaient l'afrique centrale.

Paris: Agence de cooperation culturelle et technique, [1980?].43p. Illus.

BOTHA, Martin
Proposals for the restructuring of the South African film industry.
[Pretoria: n.p, [1994].appendices. Bibliogs.


Cinema africain et decolonisation: etude des conditions culturelles et economiques de l’emergence de cinemas nationaux independants en Afrique dans la periode post-coloniale.
5 vols. 350p. illus. Bibliog.French Doctorate thesis.

Le cinema africain de A a Z.
Brussels: O.C.I.C. (Organisation Catholique Internat. du Cinema, 1987.207p. plates. bibliog. filmogs. (Cinémas D’Afrique Noire; no.10)

Le cinema colonial, de “l’Atlantide” a “Lawrence d’Arabie”.
Paris: Seghers, 1975.292p. plates. bibliog. filmog. index. (Cinema 2000)

Cinémas d’Afrique francophone et du Maghreb.
Paris: Nathan, 1997.128p. filmog. bibliog. (cinéma-image; 159)

BRUNETTA, Gian Piero.
Storia del cinema mondiale: volume quarto: Americhe, Africa, Asia, Oceania: le cinematografie nazionali.
Torino: Einaudi, 2001.xxvii, 1443 p.; illus. [16] (some col) plates. chronol. indices. (Storia del cinema mondiale; v.IV)

CAMERON, Kenneth M.
Africa on film: beyond black and white.

New York: Continuum, 1994.240p. illus. filmog. bibliog. index. Centre D’Etude sur la

Communication en Afrique Camera nigra.
Brussels: OCIC/L’Harmattan, [1985?].236p. illus. tables. (Cinémas D’Afrique Noire)

Prehistoire du cinema en Afrique 1897-1918: a la recherche des images oubliees.

Brussels: OCIC, 1986.235p. illus. bibliog. indices. (Cinémas D’Afrique Noire; no.8)

After empire: the new African cinema.
London: MOMI Education – Museum of the Moving Image, 1991.unpaged. map. Bibliog

DAVIS ,Peter.

In darkest Hollywood: exploring the jungles of cinema’s South Africa. Randberg, SA: Ravan Press, 1996.i-viii, 214p. illus. filmog. Index.

Department of Statistics
Sensus van bioskope, kafee-bioskope en inryteaters, 1969-1970 = Census of cinemas, cafe-bioscopes and drive-in theatres, 1969-70.
Pretoria: [Die Staatsdrukker, [1973].41p. bibliog. (Report no.04-51-02)

DIAWARA, Manthia

African cinema, politics and culture.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.192p. illus. bibliog. Index

DIAWARA, Manthia
In search of Africa.
Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2000.viii, 288p.; illus. maps. refs. Index.

DIAWARA, Manthia
Popular culture and oral traditions in African film.

EDERA ,Bruno
A la decouverte d’un cinema meconnu. Le cinema d’animation Africain.
Annecy: Festival International du Cinema d’Animation, 1993.57p. Illus.

EKE, Maureen N.
African images: recent studies and text in cinema.
Trenton, NJ; Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2000. 189p.; plates. notes. bibliog. index. (Annual Selected Papers of the ALA; no.8)

Sisters of the screen: women of Africa on film, video and television.
Trenton, NJ; Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2000.395p.; filmog. Bibliog.

GABRIEL, Teshome H.
Third cinema in the third world: the aesthetics of liberation.
Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1982.147p. bibliog. filmog. index. (Studies in cinema)

Cinema d’Afrique noire francophone: l’espace-miroir.

Paris: L’Harmattan, 1989 191p. bibliog. index GARDIES, Andre Regards sur le cinema negro-africain. Brussels: OCIC, 1987. 234p. plates. (Cinémas D’Afrique Noire)

Symbolic narratives/African cinema: audiences, theory and the moving image.
London: British Film Institute, 2000.xvi, 256p.; index.

GUPTA, Dhruba

African cinema: a view from India.
Jamshedpur: Celluloid Chapter, 1994.81p. illus. filmog. appendix G

UTSCHE, Thelma
History and social signifcance of motion pictures in South Africa, 1895-1940.
Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1972.404p. plates. Index

HARROW ,Kenneth W.
African cinema: post-colonial and feminist readings.
Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1999.bibliog. Index.

HAYNES, Jonathan
Revised and expanded Nigerian video films.
Athens, OH: Ohio University Center for International Studies, 2000.xx, 267p.; illus. notes. bibliog. index.

(Research in International Studies. Africa Series; no.73)

Cineastes d’Afrique noire.
[L'Afrique Litteraire et Artistique, [1978].192p. illus. bibliog. Filmogs


Les cinemas Africains en 1972.
Dakar: Societe Africaine d’Edition, 1972371p. illus. tables. bibliog. Filmog

HEPBURN, Katharine
The making of the African Queen: or how I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and huston and almost lost my mind.
Century, 1987.133p. Illus

Out of Africa.
Marslet (Denmark: Centre for Undrvisning og kulturformildling, 1988.118p. illus. Bibliog

Looking for the other: feminism, film and the imperial gaze.
New York; London: Routledge, 1997.ix-xxiv, 333p. illus. bibliog. Index.

KEARTON, Cherry.
The animals came to drink.
London: Longmans; Green & co, 1932.90p. front. (photos). plates. (photos)

KELLER, Reiner
Afrika heute im Film.eine Dokumentation.

Aachen: Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Jugendfilmarbeit, 1973.[267p]. filmog

KINDEM, Gorham
The international movie industry.
Carbondale and Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.v-vi, 417p.; bibliog. Index.

LANDAU, Jacob M.

Studies in the Arab theatre and cinema.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1958.xiv, 290p. Illus

LANDY, Marcia
Cinematic uses of the past.
Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1997.v-ix, 301p. illus. Index.

New scholarship from BFI Research.
London: British Film Institute, 1995.iv-vi. 207p. BFI Working Papers).

MCCLINTOCK, Marsha Hamilton
The Middle East and North Africa on film: an annotated filmography.
New York: Garland, 1982. – 542p. index. (Garland reference library of the humanities)

MAAREK, Philippe J.
Afrique noire: quel cinema?: Actes du Colloque Universite Paris X Nanterre, decembre 1981.
Paris: Association du Cine-Club de l’Universite Paris, [1983].97p

MALKMUS, Lizbeth
Arab and African film making.

London; New Jersey: Zed Books, 1991.264p. illus. appendices. bibliog. Index

MARTIN, Angela
African films: the context of production.
London: British Film Institute, 1982.126p. bibliog. (BFI Dossier; no.6)

MARTIN, Michael T.

Cinemas of the black diaspora: diversity, dependence and oppositionality.
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1995.522p. tables. bibliog. index. (Contemporary film and television)

MAYNARD, Richard A.
Africa on film: myth and reality.
New Rochelle, NJ: Hayden Book Company, 1974.84p. illus. filmog. (Hayden Film Attitudes and Issues series)

MENGARA, Daniel M.
Images of Africa: stereotypes and realities.
Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2001.xv, 413 p.; bibliog. notes. illus. figs. Index..

The film researcher’s handbook: a guide to sources in North America, South America, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
London: Routledge, 1996.v-xix. 452p. Indices.

Sembene: imagining alternatives in film and fiction.
Oxford; Trenton, NJ: James Currey; Africa World Press, 2000.xi, 275p.; illus. appendix. filmog. bibliog. Index.

Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood: South African culture and the world beyond.

New York; London: Routledge, 1994. – 305p. illus. notes. Index.

The African and the cinema: an account of the work of the Bantu Educational Cinema Experiment during the period March 1935 to May 1937.
Edinburgh House Press, 1937.256p. plates. map. Index

Notes on the colonial cinema.

Ifriqiyah Film Collective.
Ifriqiyah Film Collective, [n.d.]17p. Bibliog

PETTY, Sheila
The archaeology of origin: transnational visions of Africa in a borderless cinema.
Halifax, NS; Regina, SK: MSVU Art Gallery/Dunlop Art Gallery, 1999.35p.; illus.

PETTY, Sheila
A call to action: the films of Ousmane Sembene.
Trowbridge, Wilts: Flicks Books, 1996. 186p. [4] plates. filmog. bibliog.index (Cinema voices)

PFAFF, Francoise
The cinema of Ousmane Sembene: a pioneer of African film.
Westport, CT; London: Greenwood Press, 1984.207p. illus. bibliog. index. (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies)

PFAFF, Francoise
Twenty-five Black African filmmakers: a critical study, with filmography and bio-bibliography.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988.332p. illus. bibliogs. filmogs. Index

Questions of Third Cinema.

British Film Institute, 1989.246p. illus. Bibliog

Images of Africa: the pictorial record.
London: Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa, 1995.114p. Plates.


Cinema et developpement en Afrique noire francophone.
Paris: Pedone, 1974.184p. illus. tables. bibliog. filmog. index. (Serie Afrique Noire 4)

RAMIREZ, Francis
Histoire du cinema colonial au Zaire au Rwanda et au Burundi.
Tervuren, Belgique: Musee Royal de L’Afrique Centrale, 1985.525p. plates. bibliog. filmog. Indexes

ROSS, Colin
Mit Kamera, Kind und Kegel durch Afrika 1929.
176p. Illus

The cinema of John Marshall.
Reading, Berkshire: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993.282p. illus. filmog. index. (Visual Anthropology, Vol. 3).

SAMB, Ababacar
Jeune cinema d’Afrique Noire: numero special.
Paris: L’Afrique Actuelle, 1967.40p. illus. Filmog

SANDMANN, Wolfgang
Afrika im Film.

Wien: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Filmsymposium, 1984.45p. illus. bibliog. Filmogs

Luminescenze: panoramiche sui cinema d’Africa.
1998. 83p.; illus. (Sequenze).


Sub-Saharan African films and filmmakers: an annotated bibliography.
Hans Zell, 1988.

Arab cinema: history and cultural identity.
Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1998.vii-viii, 255p.; illus. bibliog. Indices.

SHIRI, Keith
Africa at the pictures.
London: British Film Institute, 1993.75p. illus. (NFT Dossier, 10)

SLAVIN, David Henry
Colonial cinema and imperial France 1919-1939: white blind spots, male fantasies, settler myths.
Baltimore; London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.xv, 300p.; illus. notes. bibliog. filmog. Index..

SMITH, Neil J.
A survey of film making and film viewing in South Africa.
Johannesburg: Jo’burg Film Soc. + Fed. of Film Socs of S.+ Cent. Afr, 1964. 124p. illus. photos. (Cinema, vol.4, no.4, Winter 1964)

SPECIALE, Alessandra
La nascita del cinema in Africa: il cinema dell’Africa sub-sahariana dalle origini al 1975.

Turin: Lindau, 1998.vii-xii, 283p. illus. biogs. Bibliog.

TANILLI, Andrea.
Sudafrica: cinema contro l’apartheid.
Rome: Datanews, 1989.111p. illus. Appendices


Il cinema dell’Africa nera 1963-1987.
Milano: Fabbri, 1987.176p. illus. bibliog. Filmog

The cinema of apartheid: race and class in South African films.
New York; Chicago: Smyrna Press; Lake View Press, 1988.300p. bibliog. filmog. Index

Idealogy and cultural production in South Africa cinema.
481p. bibliog. Filmog

Myth, race and power: South Africans imaged on film and TV.
Bellville, S.A: Anthropos, 1986.126p. illus. bibliog. filmog. (Critical Studies in African Anthropology)

UDEMAN, Adrienne
The history of the South African film industry, 1940-71: a bibliography.
Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, 1972.48p. Indexes

UKADIKE, Nwachukwu Frank
Black African cinema.

Berkeley, CA; London: University of California Press, 1994.371p. illus. bibliog. Index.

Premier catalogue selectif international de films ethnographiques sur l’Afrique noire.
Paris: Unesco, 1967. 408p Vienna Institute for Development. Vienna symposium: the documentary film in Africa and Asia, 4th-10th July, 1966. Vienna: The Institute, [1966?]. 57p

VIEYRA, Paulin Soumanou

Le cinema africain des origines a 1973.
Paris: Presence Africaine, 1975.444p. plates. tables. bibliog. Filmog

WILEY, David S et. Al
Africa on film and videotape 1960-81: a compendium of reviews.
East Lansing, Mich: The African Studies Center, Michigan University, 1982.552p. bibliog. Index

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