Carmela Garritano

Carmela Garritano is an associate professor of Africana Studies and Film Studies at Texas A&M University. Her research has been supported by grants from Fulbright IIE and the West African Research Association.

Listed in: African Film · African Studies · Media and Film Studies · Film and Video - History and Criticism

2015 African Literature Association First Book Award

2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana’s commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa’s incorporation into the global cultural economy.

“Rarely does a book come along that opens up an entirely new world in cinema studies. This sophisticated volume, a groundbreaking book for a number of reasons, does just that…. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”