Angolan Cinema (4073 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Lanie Millar (University of Oregon)
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Context

Though Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975, along with the other Lusophone African countries, film played an important role in the development of a national culture before the date of official independence. Most critics identify the origins of Angolan cinema as linked to the liberation wars of the mid-twentieth century. Claire Andrade-Watkins cites Argentine filmmakers and theorists Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino’s manifesto “Toward a Third Cinema” (1969) as a foundational document that helped define and motivate Lusophone Africa’s pro-liberation and “guerrilla” filmmaking in the 1970s (178-79). These early films included newsreels, documentaries, and some fiction films, and …

Citation: Millar, Lanie. "Angolan Cinema". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19579, accessed 24 February 2020.]

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