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South African Collaborative Film and Video Project   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A020004
Grant Period: 10/01/2002 - 09/30/2007
World Area: Africa
Funding:
2002:  $150,000
2003:  $150,000
2004:  $150,000
Total:  $450,000
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: David Wiley
African Studies Center, 100 International Center
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1035
Tel: 517-3531700
Fax: 517-432-1209
Email: wiley@msu.edu
Web: www.africanmedia.msu.edu/~safvp
 
Abstract:
The South Africa Film and Video Project (SAFVP) will provide access for the public, schools and teachers, scholars, and professionals to the broad and deep heritage of the film and video that recorded the panoply of the world's most extraordinary political and racial transition of the twentieth century, i.e. the South Africa journey from colonialism, to the apartheid state, to the coming of majority rule, as well as the similar transitions of other countries of the Southern Africa region.

Three of the South African partners in SAFVP hold the premier collections of film and video in South Africa: the UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Film and Video Archive (Cape Town), the African National Congress (ANC) Archive (Johannesburg), the National Film, Video, and Sound Archive (in the National Archives of South Africa, Pretoria). Using the new electronic technologies and the Internet, the project will build on the 10,000-item database that already has been created by the Michigan State University (MSU) African Media Program (East Lansing, MI) and the long history of film and video reviewing and indexing of the Culture, Communication, and Media Studies (CCMS) Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban).

This project will establish a distributed system to allow simultaneous searching of the multiple databases maintained by the five collaborating partner institutions containing cataloging and descriptive data about their collections. The networked database will provide access to information about these rich collections worldwide via the Internet.

Copies of selected materials from these collections will be transferred to the Michigan State University Library for access by U.S. scholars either at MSU or through interlibrary loan.
 
Languages: Countries:
Afrikaans
Arabic, Modern Standard
Ndebele
Sotho, Southern (Sesotho)
Xhosa
Zulu
South Africa
United States of America
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture/urban and regional planning
Area studies
Art/art history
Biological/life sciences
Communications
Computer/information science
Creativity and innovation
Criminology
Culinary arts
Dance
Demography
Drama/theater
Ecology/natural resources
Economics
Education
English
Ethnic studies
Ethnomusicology
Film
Foreign languages and literature
Geography
Global/international relations and studies
Health sciences
History
Interdisciplinary studies
International/area studies
Journalism
Law
Liberal arts/general studies
Library science
Linguistics
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Physical sciences
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Religious studies
Social work
Sociology
Tourism
Women's studies
Area Studies
Distance Learning
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Foreign Language Programs (Overseas)
Instructional Materials
Interdisciplinary Studies
K-12 Teacher Education
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Library
Major/Minor/Certificate Programs
Multidisciplinary Studies
Outreach
Research
Summer Opportunities
Undergraduate Education
 
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