Tag Archives: 08. Transatlantic Black Popular Culture: UK and US (1980s-90s)

06. Ethnographic Film in the Decolonizing Third World (1970s-80s)

Media praxis within ethnographic film restructures many of anthropology‘s founding positions. The naming of unequal relations of power, difference, and knowledge production between the anthropologist (author) and the Third World or indigenous native (subject) is both subject and method of this tradition. Writes Jean Rouch, “every time a film is made there is cultural disruption.” […]

08. Transatlantic Black Popular Culture: UK and US (1980s-90s)

In direct dialogue with the poststructuralist, deconstructive work preceding it, black independent filmmaking and criticism added an anti-essentialist politics of race, nation, and ethnicity to these earlier traditions that had typically sought far and wide for an “other” from outside the Anglo-European context. Instead, one could be black and British without contradiction, or black and […]

Third World Media Network

Mission Statement The Third World Media Network (TWMN) is an independent, international, non-profit organization of the working journalists from the least developed countries (LDCs). It is dedicated towards increasing the efficiency of reporters, feature writers, editorial staff and other media professionals in the member countries. The TWMN also acts as a watchdog of press freedom […]


http://www.nfb.ca/nollywood-babylon (website coming soon) A compelling look at the third largest movie industry in the world – in the heart of Africa. Nollywood Babylon is a feature documentary about the explosive popularity of Nigeria’s movie industry. The film drops viewers into the chaos of Lagos’ Idumota market. Here, among the bustling stalls, films are sold […]

Fanon, Franz. “On violence,” re decolinization

“Decolonization, we know, is a historical process: In other words, it can only be understood, it can only find its significance and become self coherent insofar as we can discern the history-making movement which gives in form and substance. Decolonization is the encounter between two congenitally antagonistic forces that in face owe their singularity to […]

Obama 08-Vote for Hope

With the 2008 presidential election, Americans face a pivotal choice between not just two candidates, but two paradigms. We need someone who understands the complexity of our time. Someone who believes in investing in renewable energy, in education, in women’s rights, in civil rights, in healthcare for Americans. Someone who believes in dealing with global […]

Hail Obama! Ode of the Obama Youth!

Our fearless leader will triumph! Don’t tell me the cult of the presidency doesn’t exist…

Third World Majority

“Third World Majority (TWM) is a new media training and production resource center run by a collective of young women of color and our allies dedicated to developing new media practices that affect global justice and social change through grassroots political organizing”

Thirdworld Newsreel

Third World Newsreel Mission Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. It supports the innovative work of diverse forms and genres made by artists who are intimately connected to their […]

Rony, Fatimah. “The Third Eye,” re fascinating cannibalism

the obsessive consumption of images of a racialized Other known as the Primitive is usefully labeled fascinating cannibalism.  By “fascinating cannibalism” i mean to draw attention to the mixture of fascination and horror that the “ethnographic” occasion: the cannibalism” is not that of the people who are labeled Savages, but that of the consumers of […]