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The Digital Divide and Film

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- Challenges
- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Beschara Karam

This chapter uses the textual analysis of several African films to reflect on the inequalities of the digital divide in Africa. These filmic case studies seek to educate, raise consciousness, and critically reflect on the negative societal and individual effects of the digital divide. In Africa, this digital divide is along race, gender, and class lines. The chapter does not look at the African film industry per se, which falls outside the purview of this chapter. Films, as texts, are important sources of understanding, describing, interpreting, and reflecting social behaviours, realities, norms, values, and ideologies


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