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Black women directors, Christina N. Baker

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Black women directors, Christina N. Baker
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-148), filmography (pages 149-156), and index
resource.biographical
collective biography
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Black women directors
Nature of contents
bibliographyfilmographies
Oclc number
1259585109
Responsibility statement
Christina N. Baker
Series statement
Quick takes : movies and popular culture
Summary
"Black women have long recognized the power of film for storytelling. For far too long, however, the cultural and historical narratives about film have not accounted for the contributions of Black women directors. This book remedies this omission by highlighting the trajectory of the culturally significant work of Black women directors in the U.S., from the under-examined pioneers of the silent era, to the documentarians who sought to highlight the voices and struggles of Black women, and the contemporary Black women directors in Hollywood. Applying a Black feminist perspective, this book examines the ways that Black women filmmakers have made a way for themselves and their work by resisting the dominant cultural expectations for Black women and for the medium of film, as a whole"--, Provided by publisher
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