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Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity

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Black women filmmakers not only deserve an audience, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster asserts, but it is also imperative that their voices be heard as they struggle against Hollywoods constructions of spectatorship, ownership, and the creative and distribution aspects of filmmaking.

Foster provides a voice for Black and Asian women in the first detailed examination of the works of six contemporary Black and Asian women filmmakers. She also includes a detailed introduction and a chapter entitled "Other Voices," documenting the work of other Black and Asian filmmakers.

Foster analyzes the key films of Zeinabu irene Davis, "one of a growing number of independent Black women filmmakers who are actively constructing [in the words of bell hooks] ‘an oppositional gaze"; British filmmaker Ngozi Onwurah and Julie Dash, two filmmakers working with time and space; Pratibha Parmar, a Kenyan/Indian-born British Black filmmaker concerned with issues of representation, identity; cultural displacement, lesbianism, and racial identity; Trinh T. Minh-ha, a Vietnamese-born artist who revolutionized documentary filmmaking by displacing the "voyeuristic gaze of the ethnographic documentary filmmaker"; and Mira Nair, a Black Indian woman who concentrates on interracial identity.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-168) and index.

About the Author

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster wrote and directed The Women Who Made the Movies, an hour-long documentary on the history of women filmmakers. She teaches in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska and is the author of Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809321209
Subtitle:
Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity
Author:
Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Location:
Carbondale, Ill. :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Women motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Women motion picture producers and directors -- Asia.
Subject:
African American women motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-367
Publication Date:
19970501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Ethnicity and Gender
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » World Cinema
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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