The latest issue of the singular Black Camera international film journal (which is dedicated to the coverage and analysis of the black cinematic experience), is now available, and, as always, with each issue, you’re strongly encourage to pick up a copy/subscribe online.
In this issue – Volume 6, Number 1 – you’ll find a special feature on Ava DuVernay, titled “Ava DuVernay in conversation with Michael T. Martin — ‘A Call to Action’: Organizing Principles of an Activist Cinematic Practice” – a feature drawn from conversations held during Ms DuVernay’s 2013 visit to the Black Film Center/Archive & IU Cinema.
Also in the current issue is a close-up on post-colonial filmmaking in French-speaking countries, with guest editor Delphine Letort. The feature includes articles by Benjamin Stora, Isabelle Vandershelden, Forence Martin, Tsitsi Jaji, Jeanne Garane, and Letort herself.
Additionally, you’ll find a feature on cinema as “political activism,” with focus on Ivan Dixon’s 1973 adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s incendiary novel “The Spook Who Sat by the Door;” also, Charles Burnett’s “My Brother’s Wedding” is observed as a “bridge between ‘Killer of Sheep’ and ‘To Sleep With Anger’;” Women on the Algerian Art Scene get a close-up; and more.
The latest issue of Black Camera: An International Film Journal – a product of the Indiana University Press – is now available in print and online, via JSTOR.