Gaze Regimes: Film And Feminisms In Africa by Jyoti MistryGaze Regimes: Film And Feminisms In Africa by Jyoti Mistry

Gaze Regimes: Film And Feminisms In Africa

EditorJyoti Mistry, Antje Schuhmann

Paperback | January 1, 2016

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Gaze Regimes is a bricolage of essays and interviews showcasing the experiences of women working in film, either directly as practitioners or in other areas such as curators, festival program directors or fundraisers. It does not shy away from questioning the relations of power in the practice of filmmaking and the power invested in the gaze itself. Who is looking and who is being looked at, who is telling women’s stories in Africa and what governs the mechanics of making those films on the continent? The interviews with Tsitsi Dangarembga, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Jihan El-Tahri, Anita Khanna, Djo Tunda wa Munga, Rumbi Katedza, Katarina Hedrén, Isabel Noronhe, Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh demonstrate the contradictory points of departure of women in film – from their understanding of feminisms in relation to lived-experiences and the realpolitik of women working as cultural practitioners. The disciplines of gender studies, postcolonial theory, and film theory provide the framework for the book’s essays. Beti Ellerson, Jyoti Mistry, Antje Schuhmann, Nobunye Levin, Dorothee Wenner and Christina von Braun are some of the contributors who provide valuable context, analysis and insight into, among other things, the politics of representation, the role of film festivals and the collective and individual experiences of trauma and marginality which contribute to the layered and complex filmic responses of Africa’s film practitioners.
Jyoti Mistry is a filmmaker and associate professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in the School of Arts. Antje Schuhmann works as senior lecturer in the Political Studies department and the Centre for Diversity Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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Title:Gaze Regimes: Film And Feminisms In AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 6.25 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2016Publisher:Wits University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1868148564

ISBN - 13:9781868148561

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"This intricately woven collection presents nuanced images – from the north to the south of the African continent - of the contemporary state of women’s representation, roles and engagements in the film world." —Lindiwe Dovey, Senior Lecturer in African Film, SOAS, University of London and Honorary Associate Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal