Postcolonial and Transnational Cinema

Here are some recently published books on postcolonial film, third cinema and transnational cinema. If you have any other recommended books feel free to comment and add any suggestions below.

Barlet, Olivier.
African Cinema: Decolonizing the Gaze.
Translated by Chris Turner.
New York: Zed, 2000

Bernstein, Matthew, and Gaylyn Studlar, eds.
Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Brunt, Rosalind (Editor), Cere, Rinella (Editor)
Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain
Palgrave Macmillan , 2010.

, Natasa; Kathleen E Newman.
World cinemas, transnational perspectives 
Routledge 2009  

Ekotto, Frieda (Editor), Koh, Adeline (Editor) 
Rethinking Third Cinema: The Role of Anti-colonial Media and Aesthetics in Postmodernity (Kultur Forschung Und Wissensch) Lit Verlag, 2010.

Ezra, Elizabeth (Editor), Rowden, Terry (Editor) Transnational Cinema, the Film Reader (In Focus: Routledge Film Readers)
Routledge, 2005.

Fanon, Franz.
Black Skin, White Masks
Translation of Peau noire, masques blancs.(1967).

Griffiths, Alison.
Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century
Visual Culture

New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Guneratne, A. & Dissanayake, W (eds.)  
Rethinking Third Cinema
London & New York: Routledge, 2003. 

Hunt, L. & Wing-Fai, L.  
East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film
London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008.

Hjort, M. & Mackenzie, S.  
Cinema and Nation
London: Routledge, 2000
Iordanova, Dina (Editor), David Martin-Jones (Editor), Belen Vidal (Editor)
Cinema at the Periphery (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television Series)
Wayne State University Press , 2010.

Kaplan, E. Ann.
Looking for the Other: Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze
New York: Routledge, 1997.

Kauer, R & Sinha, A (eds.) 
Bollywood: Popular Indian Cinema Through a Transnational Lens
New Delhi: Sage, 2005.

King, John, Ana M. L and Manuel Alvarado, eds.
Mediating Two Worlds: Cinematic Encounters in the
London: British Film Institute, 1993.

Knopf, Kerstin.
Decolonizing the Lens of Power. Indigenous Films in North America. (Cross/Cultures).
Publisher: Editions Rodopi BV.  2009

McIlroy, Brian. Ed. 
Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism
London & New York: Routledge, 2007.

Naficy, Hamid.
An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Nestingen, A & Elkington, T. (eds.)  
Transnational Cinema in a Global North: Nordic Cinema in Transition
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005.

Oksiloff, Assenka.
Picturing the Primitive: Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Early
German Cinema
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Pisters, P. & Staat, W.  
Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

Rony, Fatimah Tobins.
The Third Eye: Race, Cinema, and Ethnographic Spectacle
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.

Said, Edward W.
New York: Vintage, 1979.

Sherzer, Dina, ed.
Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism: Perspectives from the French
and Francophone Worlds
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam.
Unthinking Eurocentricism: Multiculturalism and the Media
New York: Routledge, 1994.

Shohat, E & Stam, R. (eds.) 
Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Sison, Antonio D.,
Screening Schillebeeckx: Theology and Third Cinema in Dialogue.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


  1. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking by Hamid Naficy

  2. Thanks for the wonderful resources! Looking forward to all of them, most of all Shohat & Stam's.

  3. Some books on transnational cinema added to this list today

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    Transnational Cinemas has emerged in response to a shift in global film cultures and how we understand them. Dynamic new industrial and textual practices are being established throughout the world and the academic community is responding. Transnational Cinemas aims to break down traditional geographical divisions and welcomes submissions that reflect the changing nature of global filmmaking.,id=183/


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