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[liberationtech] The Truth About Disruptive Development

André Rebentisch tabesin at
Thu Jan 17 15:01:15 PST 2013

Am 17.01.2013 23:26, schrieb Sam de Silva:
> needs to be done. Call it disruptive development, if you like. As I
> told the /UK Guardian/ in a December 2012 interview
> <>,
> “The rise of homegrown solutions to development problems will be most
> crucial in future. That means African software developers increasingly
> designing and developing solutions to African problems, many of which
> have previously been tackled by outsiders. This, I think, will be the
> biggest change in how development is ‘done.’”

"African cinema" meant film makers originating from Afrika, graduated in
art schools in France, they get awarded French foundation grants, do
their movie "in Africa", present an "African perspective", have it shown
in an African theatre demo and win an award at an international film
festival. Of course a "unique voice" and "movie language" of Africa was
searched for, the movie makers were supposed to make de-colonial
statements. There is a great book from Oliver Barlet, African Cinemas -
decolonizing the gaze, New York 1996

Ironically, African cinema emerged in West Africa. Nollywood. It does
not meet the preconceptions and quality standards of the movie art
community. But you can't doubt it is unique and presents African views
and life in fascinating details. Sure the digital effects, the pace and
stories are quite special.

--- A

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