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SHORT FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCERS AND FILM POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN ANGLOPHONE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Okon, Patrick E. (2015) SHORT FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCERS AND FILM POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN ANGLOPHONE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Journal of Contemporary Communication, 1 (4). pp. 196-214. ISSN 2354-3752

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Abstract

This paper examines the interventionist role of independent short film producers and alternative film foundations in film policy developments of Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. The work is broadly located within the framework of the debates about 'shapers' of film policy developments and covers only the last two decades (1990-201 0). Empirical data are drawn from three countries: South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria. The data are based on a study I conducted between 2011 and 2014. The study deploys mixed method approach (oral interviews, participant observation, documentary studies, and questionnaire) in a qualitative way, to enable data triangulation and comparative analysis. Jurgen Habermas and David SJzolle's configurations of the public spheres concept are used to aid interpretation and analysis. The overall ambition is to critically articulate and interpret the socio-political dynamics of film policymaking, reconceptualise film policy along an 'ethical-political'framework to align with the vision of alternative cultural producers, as well as ascertain the degree and platform of participation of short filmmakers in the film policymaking processes. The paper argues in favour of greater academic and public recognition of the crucial role of /ow-budget film producers as policy activists

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Access, participation, reform, film policy, independent short filmmakers, and alternative film foundations.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 09:53
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8138

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