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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... interview published in the 2015 anthology L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.2 The chal- lenge to conventional filmmaking and dominant value systems posed by this group of filmmakers, who were among the first Black students to be admitted to UCLA film school, attending from the late 1960s...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Camera Obscura 2018 black filmmaking Germany racism Afro-pessimism Afrofuturism ...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
... believed that we all have a lot to learn from each another. However, I was always somewhat uncomfortable casting black men or women in my films, for one reason. With the rise of black films, I didn’t feel that I should poach on their territory. Their chance to make any kind of film was so...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of these requirements. Schedule Week One: Introduction In class, students read and discuss Abena P.A. Busia’s essay, “Perfor- mance, Transcription and the Languages of the Self: Interrogating Identity as a ‘Post-Colonial’ Poet,” in Theorizing Black Feminisms.ls Ghanaian poet and professor Busia’s essay...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., “Can the Subaltern Speak?,” 298. 42. Imaan Sheikh, “A Top News Channel Blacked Out for An Hour to Protest India's Ban of ‘India's Daughter,’” BuzzFeed , 8 March 2015, https://www.buzzfeed.com/imaansheikh/ndtv-protests-ban-on-indias-daughter . 43. Several books have been banned under...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 89–103.
Published: 01 December 2021
... with Deren's work, and it begins to play without any images that might otherwise distract someone from making that connection. To drive home the association, over the black background, a set of words flashes onto the screen, one line at a time: CROSS-ROADS AND CENTER-POST THE CARDINAL POINTS AND POINTS...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 154.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of color’s subjectivity towards the twenty- first century. Deborah R. Grayson is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Rochester. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Black women, health, and beauty culture. Joy James teaches feminism and political theory...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... her authorial presence in the text, creating a duet of image and sound, as well as one of filmmaker and subject. Far from functioning as a simple allegory of the nation, The House Is Black imagines a collectivity that is yet to come.2 Shot on location at the Bababaghi leper colony near...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to emigrate to first world metropolises, cross borders to less poor ones. Camera Obscura 2010 Michael T. Martin is the director of the Black Film Center/Archive and a professor of African American and African Diaspora studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Among his books, he is coeditor...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 81–101.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., Folder 4, Finch College Records. 27. See Andrew Uroskie, Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014). 28. Maya Deren, An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film (Yonkers, NY: Alicat Book Shop Press, 1946...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 72–85.
Published: 01 September 1983
... to Markopoulos and has to do with the romance of New York, and for me, a real love of that whole area in the harbor. The other thing is that Markopoulos used a blinking format in his films, in which one image is presented and then it either fades or turns to black. It gives you a strong sense of rhythm...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
... sessions. The second, shorter portion of the film jumps ahead a dozen years; it depicts Jennifer's reaction to efforts by the FBI to prosecute John on child pornography charges. Shot in a documentary-like, black and white style that rubs away any trace of skilled performance to expose a bumbling...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... be marked off as interracial sex in main- stream porn. (Inter)Racial Representation in Industrial Pornography In industry parlance, the designation “interracial” primarily refers to scenes featuring black men and white women.34 The mar- keting rhetoric used to describe interracial pornography...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... become a filmmaker, as she was angered by the images of blacks she saw on French TV and in US and international film. A transnational filmmaker who defines the very mobility that I describe here, she wrote the screen- play for what would become her first film at the age of seventeen...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 2007
... received some black-and-white reel-to-reel informal vid- eos called Videoletters — stories and images from meetings of other CR groups, which circulated under the radar around the country. I later found out that Videoletters had been conceived and set in motion by Ariel Dougherty, one...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 186–221.
Published: 01 May 1995
...-screen, four-screen film experiences was implicitly a hunger to go beyond what was economically possible, rather than to adjust to those early limitations and build a filmmaking career from within them. SP: Yes. Black and White is in my mind because we've just seen it. I can...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 94–100.
Published: 01 December 1989
... to the formation of Camera Obscura can be found in “Chronology” Camera Obscura 314 (1979), 5-13. Jacqueline Bobo 1. My involvement with the concept of the female spectator originated with my study of Black women and their reactions to the film The Color Purple...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and renewed theories of blackness as fugitive and dissembling (as in the work of Fred Moten, Saidiya Hartman, Édouard Glissant, and Sylvia Wynter) that resonate pow- erfully with and are reflected freshly by mainstream cinematic fare created by a new generation of black filmmakers.5 The films of directors...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to another queer woman of color, Cheryl Dunye, whose relationship to the “film” of filmmaking has also been marked by occasional estrangement. Dunye's film The Watermelon Woman (US, 1996) was the first feature by a Black lesbian director to receive theatrical distribution in the US, but it did not mark...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 132–145.
Published: 01 September 1983
... in the losers of consumer society: blacks, cripples, the aged, foreign workers, transients. She sleeps with them all. Her parents, together with the doctors of psychiatric hospitals, see their only recourse in drugs and incarceration. Frustrated, Veronika attempts suicide and finally suffers apocalyptic...