The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, Martin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Treffry-Goatley, Astrid en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-04T14:41:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-04T14:41:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Treffry-Goatley, A. 2010. The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11290
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-236). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In 1994, South Africa was emancipated from apartheid, and in 1996, a new democratic Constitution was released. This charter envisioned a progressive society and placed emphasis on equality, multiculturalism, reconciliation and freedom. The state targeted the cultural industries, including cinema, to carry this new vision to the nation. The problem, however, was that the production, exhibition and distribution infrastructure inherited from apartheid was not only dominated by Hollywood, but also exclusively catered for the white sector of the nation. This monopolised, racially skewed structure continues to pose an obstacle to the dissemination of progressive identities and the sustainability of local cinema. Through an analysis of relevant film policy, industry structure and specific cinematic texts, this study aims to trace the intersection between the dynamics of national identity representation and South Africa's political and economic position as a developing nation in the global marketplace. The research presented took place over a period of three years (2007-2010) and incorporated both quantitative and qualitative methods. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.title The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Treffry-Goatley, A. (2010). <i>The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11290 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Treffry-Goatley, Astrid. <i>"The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11290 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Treffry-Goatley A. The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11290 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Treffry-Goatley, Astrid AB - In 1994, South Africa was emancipated from apartheid, and in 1996, a new democratic Constitution was released. This charter envisioned a progressive society and placed emphasis on equality, multiculturalism, reconciliation and freedom. The state targeted the cultural industries, including cinema, to carry this new vision to the nation. The problem, however, was that the production, exhibition and distribution infrastructure inherited from apartheid was not only dominated by Hollywood, but also exclusively catered for the white sector of the nation. This monopolised, racially skewed structure continues to pose an obstacle to the dissemination of progressive identities and the sustainability of local cinema. Through an analysis of relevant film policy, industry structure and specific cinematic texts, this study aims to trace the intersection between the dynamics of national identity representation and South Africa's political and economic position as a developing nation in the global marketplace. The research presented took place over a period of three years (2007-2010) and incorporated both quantitative and qualitative methods. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema TI - The representation and mediation of national identity in the production of post-apartheid, South African cinema UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11290 ER - en_ZA


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