Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990.

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bickford-Smith, Vivian en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Mendelsohn, Richard en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Paleker, Gairoonisa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T09:43:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T09:43:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Paleker, G. 2009. Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8259
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 217-239). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines one aspect of cinema in South Africa, namely, the historical construction of a 'black film industry' and the development of a 'black' cinema viewing audience. It does so by focusing on films produced specifically for an African audience using a state subsidy. This subsidy was introduced in 1972 and was separate from the general or A-Scheme subsidy that was introduced in 1956 for the production of English- and Afrikaans-language or 'white' films. This thesis is a critical assessment of the actual film products that the B-Scheme produced. The films are analysed within the broader political, economic and social context of their production and exhibition. The films are used as historical sources for the way in which African identities were constructed. Through critical analyses of the selected films, the thesis examines the manner in which African people, culture, gender and family relations, as well as class and/or political aspirations were represented in film. Africans had very little opportunity or power to represent themselves and where this had been possible, it was within the ideological and political boundaries set by the apartheid government. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.title Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990. 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 Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Paleker, G. (2009). <i>Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8259 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Paleker, Gairoonisa. <i>"Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8259 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Paleker G. Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8259 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Paleker, Gairoonisa AB - This thesis examines one aspect of cinema in South Africa, namely, the historical construction of a 'black film industry' and the development of a 'black' cinema viewing audience. It does so by focusing on films produced specifically for an African audience using a state subsidy. This subsidy was introduced in 1972 and was separate from the general or A-Scheme subsidy that was introduced in 1956 for the production of English- and Afrikaans-language or 'white' films. This thesis is a critical assessment of the actual film products that the B-Scheme produced. The films are analysed within the broader political, economic and social context of their production and exhibition. The films are used as historical sources for the way in which African identities were constructed. Through critical analyses of the selected films, the thesis examines the manner in which African people, culture, gender and family relations, as well as class and/or political aspirations were represented in film. Africans had very little opportunity or power to represent themselves and where this had been possible, it was within the ideological and political boundaries set by the apartheid government. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990 TI - Creating a 'black film industry' : state intervention and films for African audiences in South Africa, 1956-1990 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8259 ER - en_ZA


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