"The guide is a valuable resource for scholars and other researchers interested in African, African American, and African Diaspora history and culture. Over 600 sites are available in the searchable guide which is also browseable by subjects. The topics covered range from the underground railroad to hip hop music. The sites included in the guide were reviewed and annotated by Graduate Research Assistants: Shanita Jones, Raina Leon, Gene Springs, and Eben Lehman."
"Lists about 6,000 sources, more than half concerned with individual American filmmakers, actors, and actresses. Includes books, dissertations, periodical and newspaper articles, films, videotapes, audiotapes, and archival material relating to Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, in addition to the U.S. For Africa, identifies material on 'colonial and ethnographic film activity as well as works on indigenous African films and filmmaking" (Introd), but excludes television. U.S. section also cites references on the image of African Americans in film and television. Appendix for film resources (archives and research centers, societies and associations, production companies, distributors, and festivals). Artist, film/series title, subject, and author indexes. Based largely on research collections of the New York Public Library." (Balay, Guide to reference books, 11th ed, 1996)
"A listing by author in two parts: Books, monographs, and theses (77 items); and Articles, reviews, and pamphlets (nearly 4,000). References are to materials in European languages, predominantly French-language periodicals and newspapers. Short annotations for about half the entries. Generally excludes South African films and filmmakers, as well as films about Africa by non-African directors. Indexes: actors and actresses; film festivals; film titles; filmmakers; countries; and broad subjects." (Balay, Guide to reference books, 11th ed, 1996)
"Provides brief biographical data and complete filmographies for 'the most important and active directors who have been involved in feature, documentary and animation film production in 29 countries and states from the whole of the African continent over the last 60 years.'--Introd. Country, film title, and general indexes." (Balay, Guide to reference books, 11th ed, 1996)