11-2-06 - Jamaican/Caribbean Cinema Problem 1 mostly...

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Unformatted text preview: Jamaican/Caribbean Cinema Problem 1: mostly showing Hollywood, Bollywood and Hong Kong cinema in theaters, has a hard time getting foothold Problem 2: small, poor population, can’t survive on domestic returns Problem 3: made up of multiple language groups Require co-production money from Europe and United States (mostly France) where they are screened in film festivals, etc. Are Jamaicans actually going to see it? Needed to address an international audience in order to make it 1962- gained full independence after tourism and factories gave it economic power, but based on foreign investment Modernization leads to undermining of agriculture in the rural areas, movement to city Late 1950s, economic downfall; 1972, need to rely on IMF and World Bank for loans Reggae music addresses and emerges from middle class, anti-colonialism, anti-racism, socioeconomic status 1970- Bob Marley and the Wailers sign to a major label, reggae gets international recognition 1972- The Harder They Come/Jimmy Cliff...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course FTV 106C taught by Professor Noriega during the Fall '06 term at UCLA.

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