n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - Images of yesteryear : filmmaking in Central Africa, Louis Nell : book review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-0046



Extracted from text ... Volume 16 - Number 1 - 2002 71 Book Review Images of Yesteryear: Filmmaking in Central Africa. Louis Nell Harare, Zimbabwe: Harper Collins (Zimbabwe) Ltd., 1988. David Kerr? The title of Luis Nell's memoir, Images of Yesteryear, is very appropriate. Almost the entire book comprises a series of anecdotes recollected with visual clarity, about the author's involvement in Central African filmmaking from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. The slightly archaic "yesteryear" accurately captures the tone of whimsical nostalgia, which dominates the book. Nell focuses almost exclusively on his colonial filmmaking years. Although he has a few anecdotes ..

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