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Film and migration, Africa

Migration A–Z

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  1. Saër Maty Bâ

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm223

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Bâ, S. M. 2013. Film and migration, Africa. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This essay begins by explaining concisely the key concepts of film, migration and Africa, and, where applicable, cognate terms, and then discusses eight themes related to African migrations through analysis of eight films that were made between 1938 and 2007. Each film is selected for the way it informs and frames connections between film and migration in African contexts. Films are approached thought-provokingly, and without jargon, so as to achieve two main goals: first, a critical introduction to film and migration in Africa and its diaspora; second, suggestions as to possible ways of crafting new critical readings of film and migration in African contexts. Furthermore, due to the complex and vast issues at play in a single work, no claim is made to be fully comprehensive.

Keywords:

  • indigenous peoples;
  • immigration;
  • race;
  • poverty;
  • transnationalism