South Africa's Renegade Reels seeks to understand the way certain films take on exemplary/iconic status in a country like South Africa where the historical production of film has been minimal, and in a context of intense political reality. The book lays bare the public critical engagements around old renegade films and new ones. It dissects their subtleties in the public lives of forgotten films from South Africa that are oriented to black social experienceaCome Back, Africa (1959), uDeliwe (1975), Mapantsula (1988), alongside a new one, Fools (1998), and a television comparator Yizo Yizo (1999-2001)aexcavating from the record iconic and newer black-centered films and television. Through analysis of public reflections on the films' representations of black identity, the book shows the complex nature of films in modern public life. In doing so, the book enriches and is enriched by established methodologies of film study, by expanding the cultural and conceptual boundaries of film as a phenomenon of textual circulation.It proposes that only by considering films as texts that circulate over time, as well as their generic makeup, and contexts of engagement, can we fully appreciate the ... Prior to Mapantsula, Schmitz worked for Video News Service, an outfit that 4.
|Title||:||South Africa's Renegade Reels|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-12-28|