The Resource Africa Dreaming

Africa Dreaming

Label
Africa Dreaming
Title
Africa Dreaming
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
ara
Summary
Africa Dreaming is a landmark in African television - a series drawing together for the first time broadcasters, television producers, film directors and writers from across the continent. Africa Dreaming was designed to give Africans a rare opportunity to speak directly to each other in their own words and images. It is also the first continent-wide media project in which South Africa played a leading role. Africa Dreaming may be a harbinger of what South Africa's advanced telecommunications infrastructure can contribute to the long-term goal of creating a regional film and television industry. Series Executive Producer Jeremy Nathan (In a Time of Violence) called for script proposals for 26-minute dramatic shorts on the broad theme of love in Africa. Six programs were selected and produced - from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Senegal and Tunisia; four are included on this cassette.1 Sophia's Homecoming Director: Richard Pakleppa, Producer: Bridget Pickering, Namibia, In Nama with English subtitles. Sophia's Homecoming reminds us that the devastating personal effects of the massive social dislocations caused by apartheid can never be erased. Sophia, like so many other women, becomes a self-reliant provider for her family, working as a domestic for a white family in Windhoek for 12 years. When her husband Naftali finally finds a job, she returns home with the dream of resuming her former family life. She quickly discovers that during her absence her sister Selna has replaced her in the affections of her children - and her husband. Naftali reluctantly admits that he prefers Selna; he is ashamed of Sophia because she has had to support the family. Sophia pressures Selna to leave but her sister confesses she is pregnant with Naftali's child. Sophia realizes that she alone has developed the strength to make a new life for herself and returns with her three children to Windhoek, an ironic homecoming. "Captivating and highly effective,...There is a mystical yearning in each film and the landscapes are more characters than locations... One of the most provocative offerings of this year's festival." - Philadelphia Inquirer. "Africa Dreaming represents the talents of a fresh generation of African filmmakers. A unique intracontinental collaboration, each segment transcends geographical boundaries and delivers an engrossing story with universal appeal" - Tony Gittens, DC International Film Festival
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pakleppa, Richard
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Social Conditions
Technique
live action
Label
Africa Dreaming
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139607
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908378012
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Africa Dreaming
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139607
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908378012
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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