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Cinema Studies Resources

African Cinema

(See also: Race and Representation: Cinemas of the Black Diaspora)

Finding Books on African Cinema
Finding Journal Articles
Bibliography of Print Material in U of T Libraries
Media Commons (formerly Audiovisual Library) (University of Toronto)
Film Reference Library (Cinematheque Ontario)
Other Resources

Finding Books on African Cinema

The subject headings below were obtained from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) available at/near the reference desk of every Library. The main LC Subject Heading for the more commonly used terms like "film" or "movies" or "cinema" is motion pictures, under which you'll find narrower headings such as Silent films or Women in motion pictures.

Books on any of the topics listed below can be found by entering the appropriate LC Subject Heading, exactly as it appears, in the UTCat search box, then choosing subject from the drop-down menu. Use a subject search also to find material on individual directors, e.g. Sembene, Ousmane (last name, first name) and films, e.g. (La) Noire de . . . (do not use articles).

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The following is a selective list of material about and/or related to the study of African film. All are available at the University of Toronto Libraries. Additional material on African film and culture is listed under Other Resources below.

Reference and Background Reading

Theory, analysis, criticism



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Other Resources

The following is a selective list of resources related to the study of African film and culture:

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