Using a rich compendium of evidence and a provocative perspective, the second edition of SLAVE CINEMA takes a thorough and uncompromising look at African-American cinema, African-American social identity and the American film industry. This book addresses the specific artistic, ideological and moral challenges that face every African-American filmmaker. It is broken into three main parts: Slave Cinema part 1: The Crisis of African-American Independent Cinema. Slave Cinema part 2: Five Assumptions of Race that Shackle African-Americans in Film. Slave Cinema part 3: Five Errors that Constrict African-American Cinematic Style. This second edition contains a new chapter on RACE TRAITORS: White Filmmakers who make Black Films which discusses several groundbreaking films made by whites about blacks that have been overlooked or dismissed by many African-American critics and scholars. Written by multiple award winning independent writer and filmmaker Andre Seewood. SLAVE CINEMA is his second published non-fiction work. He is also the author of SCREENWRITING IN
TO FILM: Forgotten Methods & New Possibilities.