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Land of Passions, Land of Conquest. European Cinema on Africa from its Origins to World War II
Journal Title: MONDO CONTEMPORANEO 
Author/s:  Maurizio Zinni 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  30 Pg. 115-144 FullText PDF:  752 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MON2013-002004
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The European cinema of the origins looked at Africa as an inspiration. A lot of documentaries, movies and other works of fiction recreated on the screen the fascinating and mysterious Western myth of the "Savage Continent". Starting from Meliès’ early works, up to the movies of the years of the Second World War, the cinema of colonial countries, in particular the French, the English and the Italian one, used camera to document and portray the African "otherness", with both scientific curiosity and manifest hegemonic aims.
Keywords: European cinema on Africa, colonial cinema, images of Africa, cinema of the exotic, European culture and Africa, Africa in the movies: myth and reality

Maurizio Zinni, Land of Passions, Land of Conquest. European Cinema on Africa from its Origins to World War II in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2/2013, pp. 115-144, DOI:10.3280/MON2013-002004

   

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