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Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance

edited by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower and Peter Hulme
Format
Book
Published
New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Language
English
Series
Routledge Advances in Film Studies
ISBN
9780415716147 (hardback), 0415716144 (hardback), 9781315880068 (ebook)
Summary
"Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states, forming a backdrop to films of that period. Towards the century's end and at the dawn of the new millennium, film continues to form a site for interrogating colonization and decolonization, though against a backdrop that is now more neo-colonial than colonial and more culturally imperial than imperial. This volume explores how individual films emerged from and commented on postcolonial spaces and the building and breaking down of the European empire. Each chapter is a case study examining how a particular film from a postcolonial nation emerges from and reflects that nation's unique postcolonial situation. This analysis of one nation's struggle with its coloniality allows each essay to investigate just what it means to be postcolonial. "--
Contents
  • New Readings of Twentieth Century Anti-Colonial Resistance Narratives. Yesterday's Mujahiddin: Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) / Nicholas Harrison
  • The Sound of Broken Memory: Assia Djebar's The Nuba of the Women of Mount Chenoua (1977) / Sarah E. Mosher
  • Approximate Others: Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977) / Jerod Ra' Del Hollyfield
  • Life as an Ocean: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Puppetmaster (1993) / Stephen Spence
  • Millennial Tropes of NeoEmpire. Shifting Sands, Imaginary Space, and National Identity: Cédric Klapisch's Peut-être (1999) / Jehanne-Marie Gavarini
  • No Chains on Feet or Mind: Jean-Claude Flamand Barny's Nèg Maron (2005) / Meredith Robinson
  • A Cinema of Conviviality: Ray Lawrence's Jindabyne (2006) / Corinn Columpar
  • Déjà vu All Over Again: Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg (2007) / Cynthia Sugars
  • New Imaginations of Neo-Postcolonialism. Identity and The Politics of Space: Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven (2007) / Vuslat Demirkoparan
  • Space and Cultural Memory: Te-Shen Wei's Cape No.7 (2008) / Yu-wen Fu
  • The Postcolonial Hybrid: Neill Blomkamp's District 9 (2009) / Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
  • The Marginal Interventionist Cinema of Budhan Theatre: Dakxin Bajrange Chhara's The Lost Water (2010) / Henry Schwarz
  • Afterword: History, Empire, Resistance / Robert Stam and Ella Shohat.
Description
x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Routledge advances in film studies ; 30
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