Nigerian Video Films: Revised Edition (Ohio RIS Africa Series 1)

Nigerian Video Films: Revised Edition (Ohio RIS Africa Series 1)

By: Jonathan Haynes (author), Jonathan Haynes (editor)Paperback

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Nigerian video films-dramatic features shot on video and sold as cassettes-are being produced at the rate of nearly one a day, making them the major contemporary art form in Nigeria. The history of African film offers no precedent for such a huge, popularly based industry. The contributors to this volume, who include film and television directors, an anthropologist, and scholars of film studies and literature, take a variety of approaches to this flourishing popular art. Topics include aesthetic forms and distribution; the configurations of various ethnic audiences; the new media environment dominated by cassette technology; the video's materialism in a period of economic collapse; transformation of the traditional Yoruba traveling theater; individualism and the moral crisis in Igbo society; Hausa cultural values; the negotiation of gender roles, and the genre of Christian videos.

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  • ISBN13: 9780896802117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 287
  • ID: 9780896802117
  • ISBN10: 0896802116
  • edition: 1

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