276pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2023.
Both account of the lifetime experience of South African filmmaker and TV producer Richard Green, and a history and critique of the South African film industry.
"This book combines so much useful material in film studies ... Straddling theory, history, critique, ethnography and industry, it challenges common-sense perceptions of the South African film industry and calls for keen review of the agency of political transition across all cultural industries. The book's strength is drawn from industry and academic experience of the authors - a rare find. If one must choose just one book about South African cinema, for introductory or advanced scholarship, this one would be it." Dr Addams S. Mututa, Videomaker, University of Johannesburg
"...the complete history packaged into a single monograph ... From the rise of pay during the '80s to new directions and questions facing the field of film studies, Tomaselli and Green's offering generates much-needed conversations." Siyasanga M. Tyali, Deputy Chair: Film and Publication Board, Professor and Chair of UNISA's Department of Communication Science
Keyan Tomaselli is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Johannesburg and Professor Emeritus and UKZN Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.Richard Green is a renowned South African filmmaker and television producer. His films include District 9 (2009), Tokoloshe: The calling (2020) and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).