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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Meredith N. Robinson As part of the larger project of assessing the relationship between the Francophone Caribbean and the contemporary world, this article addresses how Francophone Caribbean film is presently impacting the field on a local, regional and international level. This article first...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Oneika Russell Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Stills From a Fictional Film Oneika Russell “Stills from a Fictional Film” is a series of photographs using role play to understand rep- resentation. I have been working with a mammy figurine sold in tourist towns in Jamaica for a few...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 7 In this still from the 1972 film The Harder They Come , directed by Perry Henzell, the record label executive Hilton (Bob Charlton), right, talks with the sound engineer (uncredited) during the recording of Ivan’s (Jimmy Cliff) hit song. Courtesy of the estate of Perry Henzell Figure More
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Published: 01 July 2016
Crusader , 2006; digital color video, with sound; 38 min. Filmed by Zachary Fabri. Crusader, 2006; digital color video, with sound; 38 min. Filmed by Zachary Fabri. More
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Tanya Batson-Savage While the Jamaican film industry is still fledgling, Jamaicans and Jamaica have made many cameos and acted as the background against which stories from Hollywood and other areas around the world are crafted. This article takes particular aim at three films: The Mighty Quinn...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Jane Bryce When St. Lucian-descended Black British artist Isaac Julien presented his avant-garde triple-screen video work Paradise Omeros at a Festival of African and Caribbean Film in Barbados, a member of the audience commended him on the work but regretted it was not being shown to the “real...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Anne Garland Mahler In 1968, Nicolás Guillén Landrián, Afro-Cuban filmmaker and nephew of poet Nicolás Guillén, was commissioned by the Cuban Film Institute to make a didactic documentary on the Havana Greenbelt agricultural campaign. Instead, Guillén Landrián used this film, Coffea arábiga...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
...James Robertson “Rewriting Dr. No ” reappraises the unexpected success of the first James Bond film and its depictions of colonial Jamaica just prior to independence. Recasting Ian Fleming's novel into a film prompted rewritings and alterations. Some reflect the transition to a script; others...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 87–93.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Arnold Antonin This article traces the history of cinema in Haiti from the appearance of the first cinematograph there in December 1899 through to the contemporary period. Paying attention both to the kinds of films Haitians have watched, and to the various types of films that Haitian filmmakers...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Peter James Hudson This essay unearths and recovers the Caribbean films and photographs made by New York School artist Rudy Burckhardt in the 1930s and 1940s. It argues that Burckhardt's work, especially his 1937 experimental film Haiti , deserves to be considered as part of a Caribbean visual...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have framed media...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... by moderator Andil Gosine and others present at the workshop, including Ramabai Espinet and Patricia Mohammed. The conversation focused in particular on Fung's and Harnarine's films centering Indo-Caribbean cultural representation: Fung's 2012 feature-length documentary Dal Puri Diaspora , that traces...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado This essay explores the photographic and film work of New York–born artist Rachelle Mozman (of Panamanian heritage) and the paintings and drawings of Dominican-born artist Firelei Báez. Both artists make use of the form, the image, the representation, and the reading...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... de la créolité 's conception and failure. This essay analyzes a number of texts (novels, films, manifestos) produced by, or about, békés since 1989, to investigate how the principles valorized in the Éloge have resonated (or have failed to resonate) with békés: Marie-Reine de Jaham's La grande béké...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... work with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)—the Miami-based nonprofit legal services organization working on behalf of immigrants and refugees—and her role as narrator in the film Potomitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). In the introduction, the author discusses...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... spitfire” in English-language films, in the Dominican Republic her image as an international celebrity helped to further promote the national-popular homogenizing ideology of the Rafael Trujillo regime that upheld a distorted notion of democracy that negated racial and class differences. Accordingly...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... between the United States and Haiti and black and white bodies, the film engages with the limits of transracial, heterosexual romance in sex tourism. The impossibility of romance shows that for Haitian citizens, nationalist redemption lies in politics not in transracial intimacies. However, politics...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... frame of neoliberal capitalism that assumes a narrative of progressivism from a dreadful past to a victor present that can be individually driven. I hope to interrupt some of the lie of such a contemporary neoliberal project. The Pursuit of Happyness is a film based on the biography...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 78–87.
Published: 01 March 2015
... public so much as his prolific acts of publication—whether in his scholarly texts or his numerous radio and television appearances—actively helped to bring new publics into being over the course of more than sixty years or so. Indeed, if Akomfrah's films are assembled from an archive that reveals...
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