Black Lenses, Black Voices

Black Lenses, Black Voices

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Black Lenses, Black Voices is a provocative look at films directed and written_and sometimes produced_by African Americans, as well as black-oriented films whose directors or screenwriters are not black. Mark Reid shows how certain films dramatize the contemporary African American community as a politically and economically diverse group, vastly different from film representations of the 1960s. Taking us through the development of African American independent filmmaking before and after World War II, he then illustrates the unique nature of African American family, action, horror, female-centered, and independent films, such as Eve's Bayou, Jungle Fever, Shaft, Souls of Sin, Bones, Waiting to Exhale, Monster's Ball, Sankofa, and many more.All six of these student filmmakers earned their master of fine arts degrees in film production at either the University of California at Los Angeles or the University of Southern California, or in the case of Dash, a€œstudied film production at the Cityanbsp;...


Title:Black Lenses, Black Voices
Author: Mark A. Reid
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2005-03-25
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