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Sydafrikansk film som national cinema: En jämförande analys av ett forskningsfält
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to study the film culture in South Africa in a national cinema-context, focusing on the relationship between anti-apartheid film from 1974-1994 and the film in South Africa today. By pitching the South Africa-specific works of Lucia Saks and Jacqueline Maingard against the over-arching debate on national cinema as formulated by, amongst others, Stephen Crofts and Andrew Higson, this study aims to find whether or not a specific South African national cinema have existed, and exists today, or not. The study finds that an underground culture of documentaries and short films made by and for the black population has been in place since the apartheid, and the distribution method on video and television is still being used to reach the black population today. By re-examining the concepts of both the national, and of national cinema to also include film on video and television, the study shows that South Africa has indeed a film culture that can be called a national cinema.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
national cinema, nation, South Africa, documentary, short film
Keyword [sv]
nationell film, nation, Sydafrika, dokumentär, kortfilm
National Category
Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14059ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2011/0003--SEOAI: diva2:389188
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-04-15 Created: 2011-01-18 Last updated: 2011-04-15Bibliographically approved

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