In these two volumes of original essays, scholars from around the world address the history of British colonial cinema stretching from the emergence of cinema at the height of imperialism, to moments of decolonization andthe ending of formal imperialism in the post-Second World War.
LEE GRIEVESON is Director of Film Studies at University College London. COLIN MACCABEis Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium
Introduction: Film at the End of Empire; L.Grieveson .- Great Games: Film, History and Working-Through Britain's Colonial Legacy; P.Gilroy.- PART I: EMPIRE AT WAR.- The Last Roll of the Dice: Morning, Noon and Night, Empire, and the Historiography of the Crown Film Unit; M.Stollery.- India on Film: 1939-1947; R. Osborne.- Official and Amateur: Exploring Information Film in India, 1920s-1940s; R.Vasudevan.- Who Needs a Witch Doctor? African Activists and the Re-Imagining of Africa in the 1940s; P.Zachernuk.- 'Johnny Gurkha Loves a Party': The Colonial Film Archive and the Racial Imaginary of the Worker-Warrior; V.Ware.- PART II FILM/GOVERNMENT/DEVELOPMENT.- From the Inside: The Colonial Film Unit and the Beginning of the End; T.Rice.- Images of Empire on Shifting Sands: the Colonial Film Unit in West Africa in the Post-War Period; R.Smyth.- The End of Empire: The Films of the Malayan Film Unit in 1950s British Malaya; H.Muthalib.- PART III: PROJECTING AFRICA.- Projecting the Modern Colonial State: Mobile Cinema in Kenya; C.Ambler.- Poverty and Development as Themes in British Films on the Gold Coast, 1927-1957; G.Austin.- Mumbo-Jumbo, Magic and Modernity: Africa in British Cinema, 1946-1965; .- Dislocations: Some Reflections on the Colonial Compilation Film; L.Mulvey.- PART IV: AFTERTHOUGHTS ON COLONIAL FILM.- Notes on the Making of Black Balance: An Ongoing Film Essay on the Colonial Archive; F.Cesar.- The Repatriation of Jamaican Film Images; F.St.Juste.- Undoing the Colonial Archive; I.Julien.- The Colonial Regime of Knowledge: Film, Archives and Re-Imaging Colonial Power; A.Bogues.- Perennial Empire: It's Ends Provide the Means for National Despotism in Lanka Even Today; A.Parakrama.- Missing the End: Falsehood and Fantasy in Late Colonial Cinema; F.Gooding.- Index.