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Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film
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Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film examines the transformation of the stereotypical 'tragic mulatto' from tragic to empowered, as represented in independent and mainstream cinema. The author suggests that this transformation is through the character's journey towards African-based religions.
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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Womanism and Womanist Gaze 2. Beauty as Power: In/visible Woman and Womanist Film in Daughters of the Dust 3. Passing Strange: Voodoo Queens and Hollywood Fantasy in Eve's Bayou 4 I'll Fly Away: Baadasssss Mamas and Third Cinema in Sankofa 5. Not Another Westside Story: Nuyorican Women and New Black Realism in I Like It Like That 6. It Is Easy Being Green: Disney's Post-Racial Princess and Black Magic Conclusion: New Black Aesthetic and New Black Wave Bibliography Index

About the Author

Montre Aza Missouri is an Associate Professor in Film at Howard University, USA, where she teaches Film Directing, Scriptwriting and Film Studies courses. She is also the Founder of Parallel Film Collective that produces, distributes and promotes local and global independent film.

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