CRRES Affiliate Michael Martin recently concluded his editorship of a special two-year long project in Black Camera: An International Film Journal. These special issues were done in collaboration with the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), a significant biannual film festival dedicated to African and Black diasporic films. FESPACO is part of the urgent need for Burkina Faso to maintain the magnificent, unique artistic, and journey it has been seeking to offer the world for more than 50 years, despite political changes.
The final issue concludes a three-part series, that encompasses 2000 pages. The first issue looks at the origins, the evolution, and challenges of FESPACO. The second issue brings together noteworthy studies on African cinema's history, structure, and theory. The third collaborative issue of the Film Journal captures statements, declarations, resolutions, and manifestos.
Congratulation Michael Martin on finishing out this historic three-part collaboration!