African Film

Re-Imagining a Continent by Josef Gugler

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Written in English
Cover of: African Film | Josef Gugler
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Subjects:

  • Africa - General,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • History - General History,
  • Africa,
  • In motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures,
  • Cinema/Film: Book
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9389147M
ISBN 100253216435
ISBN 109780253216434

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