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date: 29 September 2022

Africa, film in 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

The African continent, which consists of over 50 separate countries, is extremely diverse and it is important to recognize this diversity by referring to African cinemas in the plural, acknowledging distinct traditions, histories, and cultural differences rather than treating African film as a kind of unitary national or continental cinema. In film studies it has been common to consider African cinema in relation to two main regions. The first, North Africa (sometimes also referred to as the Maghreb) shares a common language, Arabic, and a strong historical and cultural connection to the ... ...

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