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The third world cinema
Transcript of The third world cinema
Another term given here is "epistemology".
Epistemology is defined as the study of philosophy which focuses on the nature and scope of knowledge. Indigenous film theory: Identifying cinematic concepts
Emphasizing concepts of cinematic ontology (Knowledge).
Focusing on cinematic forms of expression and artistic techniques. Core canons of Eurocentricism European Historiography
Progressivism 1. European Historiography Europe was the first in attaining the values of
technological development, modernity, capitalism and liberty. 2. Universalism It is based on the view that exiting scientific truths are valid across all time and space. 3. Civilization
It is ever changing and it is said that even the way the word "civilization" is used is challenged. 4. Orientalism
This is based on the way European culture summarizes
the sympathetic or the considering characteristics of non western civilization. 5. Progressivism
Progress- that is growth for example like civilization is the underlying explanation of the history of the world.
Concept of Indigenous Knowledge
"Ethno-philosophy"- Paulin hountondji and Marcian towa
stated the idea that "philosophy is not the expression of culture but the very attempt of stepping outside the culture."
It also collects unexamined opinions which helps in the development of individual and critical thinking. Implications of Indigenous Knowledge 1. Diversify "Academic knowledge"
2. Generate dialogue about IK
3. Moving IK to the center in relation to scientific knowledge.
4. Defines and locates IK within socio-cultural
and historical contexts. What is Indigenous Knowledge? It is defined as the local knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society. It is also known for the information base for a society, which enables communication and decision making. IK is also termed as "Mastery" as it is known for the
active and critical understanding of the locals. Special features of IK 1. Tacit knowledge
2. Transmitted orally
3.Experiential rather than theoretical
4.learnt through repetition The main aim of the IK by the locals are: To invest in the struggle for survival.
Production of food.
Control and shelter for individuals.
It also acts as a problem solving strategy for the locals which helps them in gaining knowledge by visualization and changing perceptions of the society. For example: 1. Midwives and Herbal medicine
2. Soil and land classifications in Nigeria.
3. Construction of buildings with natural
air conditioning in the Sudan. The End Presentation by