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CFP : HESCALE – Histoire, Économie, Sociologie des Cinémas d’Afrique et du Levant

HESCALE – Histoire, Économie, Sociologie des Cinémas d’Afrique et du Levant Call for Papers International Conference – Strasbourg (France) –15, 16, 17 March 2017 Producing films in/with Africa and the Middle East      Maghrebi, Arab, Mediterranean and African cinemas have become favoured areas of research, particularly with respect to the political, cultural, social and aesthetic issues communicated by the films in the context of their national and international reception. By contrast, the production and circulation of these films have not attracted attention beyond the work of a few isolated researchers and films critics. While Africa is often wrongly perceived as being a desert for films, it now boasts several flourishing national cinemas, even besides Nollywood. Indeed, Africa has never produced as many films as it does today. These films are very popular in certain parts of the world while unknown if not rejected in others. Meanwhile in the Middle East, countries without any film cultures or film traditions, are attempting to redefine relationships of power with respect to the production and circulation of films. Furthermore, the digital revolution, and its economic and cultural impact have transformed the processes of film production, distribution and circulation. While recent interest in Nollywood […]

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