Colonial Cinema & Ghana Film Resources

Agyei Addo, Maxwell. “Audiovisual Archvies in Ghana.” Archives for the Future: Global Perspectives on Audiovisual Archives in the 21st Century. (Calcutta, India: Seagull Books, 2004) 118-129.

Ambler, Charles. “Popular Films and Colonial Audiences: The Movies in Northern Rhodesia.” The American Historical Review, Vol. 106, No. 1 (2001) 81-105.

Bloom, Peter. French Colonial Documentary: Mythologies of Humanitarianism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Bloom, Peter. “From the Primitive to the Developing Subject: Constructing African Audiences and the Work of the Gold Cast Film Unit.” Revisiting Modernisation. Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. 30 July 2009. Conference paper.

Brennan, James R. “Democratizing Cinema and Censorship in Tanzania, 1920-1980.” The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Boston University African Studies Center: 2005) 481-511.

Burns, James. Flickering Shadows: Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2002.

Cinema Department, Public Relations Department. Catalogue of Films, Ghana Central Film Library 1971-72. Accra, Ghana: Public Relations Department, 1971-72.

Cinema Department, Information Services Department. Films from Ghana: Accra Central Film Library 1962. Accra, Ghana: Information Services Department, 1962.

Diawara, Manthia. African Cinema: Politics and Culture. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Ghana Film Industry Corporation. Ghana Film Industry Corporation: Films We Have Produced. Accra, Ghana.

Ghana Film Unit. Films from Ghana. Accra, Ghana.

Holbrook, Wendell P. “British Propaganda and the Mobilization of the Gold Coast War Effort, 1939-1945.” World War II and Africa special issue of The Journal of African History. Vol. 26, No. 4 (1985) 347-361.

Hungwe, Kedmon. “Southern Rhodesian Propaganda and Education Films for Peasant Farmers, 1948-1955.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television. Vol. 11, No. 3 (1991)

Jaikumar, Priya. Cinema at the End of Empire: A Politics of Transition in Britain and India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006.

Larkin, Brian. Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Lawler, Nancy Ellen. Soldiers, Airmen, Spies, and Whisperers: The Gold Coast in World War II. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2002.

Noble, George. “Cameraman on the Gold Coast.” Colonial Cinema. Vol.10, No. 2 (1952) 36-37.

Odunton, G.B. “One Step Ahead.” Colonial Cinema. Vol. 8, No. 2 (1950) 29-32.

“Reports from Overseas: Gold Coast, Mobile Cinema Van No. 1.” Colonial Cinema. Vol. 3, No. 4 (1945) 86.

Reynolds, Glenn. “The Bantu Educational Kinema Experiment and the Struggle for Hegemony in British East and Central Africa, 1935-1937.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. Vol. 29, No. 1 (Routledge: 2009) 57-78.

Sandon, Emma. “African Cinema Spectatorship: The Boy Kumasenu and the Gold Coast Film Unit.” Revisiting Modernisation. Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. 30 July 2009. Conference paper.

Smyth, Rosaleen. “The Development of British Colonial Film Policy, 1927-1939, with Special Reference to East and Central Africa.” The Journal of African History. Vol. 20, No. 3 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1979) 437-450.

“The Following is an Extract from the Gold Coast Memorandum referred to in the September issue of Colonial Cinema.” Colonial Cinema. (1943) 2-3.

“The Mobile Cinema Van in the Villages.” Colonial Cinema. Vol. 3, No. 2 (1945) 11-14.
“The School of Instruction, Accra, Gold Coast.” Colonial Cinema. (1948) 78-80.

One Response to Colonial Cinema & Ghana Film Resources

  1. Rosaleen Smyth says:

    ‘The Central African Film Unit’s Images of Empire’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 3, 2 (1983)

    ‘Movies and Mandarins: British colonial film policy in Africa’, in Vincent Porter and James Curran (eds) British Cinema History (London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983) pp 129-143

    ‘The British Colonial Film Unit and Sub-Saharan Africa, 1939-1945’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 8, 3, 1988, pp 285-398.

    ‘The post-war career of the Colonial Film Unit in Africa; 1946-1955’, in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 12, 2 (1992) pp 163-177

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