UCT Libraries, Special Collections (African Studies Film Collection)

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UCT

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UCT Libraries, Special Collections (African Studies Film Collection)

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Bev Angus

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Cape Town

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Bev Angus

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Jagger Library

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Cape Town

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History

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In film, as with all other African Studies material in Special Collections, we collect comprehensively on South and Southern Africa and we are also committed to strengthening and broadening our film coverage of the rest of Africa to meet existing needs and to create new opportunities for research.

Film is a powerful and accessible medium for conveying the stories and images of Africa, past and present. The African continent has a long and proud tradition of film-making, and has produced many film-makers of international renown. Our collection contains documentaries, television series and feature films made by both African and international film-makers.

Besides supporting the teaching and research programmes of the University of Cape Town, the African Studies Library makes provision for the preservation of the films in the collection.

Please note: The films in the ASL are primarily for viewing by members of the University of Cape Town community.

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Finding aids, guides and publications

Tips on searching:
If you know the title of the film, enter the exact title in the search box, e.g., “Cry the Beloved Country”
Where the exact title is unknown or you are searching around a particular topic, enter appropriate keywords in the search box.
The term “South African feature fiction” has been added to the abstracts of South African feature films which are fictionalised accounts, e.g., Cry Freedom (a film based on the life of Steve Bantu Biko).

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  • African film (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Cape Town