Storyline structure in Hausa home videos : an analysis of Mai Kudi, Sanafahna, and Albashi

This study analyzes storyline structure in three Hausa home videos; Mai Kudi (The Rich Man), Sanafahna (with time truth shall dawn) and Albashi (Salary). The study measures storyline structure in these films against a Ho
This study analyzes storyline structure in three Hausa home videos; Mai Kudi (The Rich Man), Sanafahna (with time truth shall dawn) and Albashi (Salary). The study measures storyline structure in these films against a Hollywood film industry model of story writing “the Hero's Journey”. It uses narrative analysis as its analytical tool, and narrative theory as its framework. After analyzing these videos, the study found that the major elements of storyline structure in Vogler's model formed the framework of the storyline structure in Hausa home videos analyzed. However, in spite of the preponderance of these elements within the storyline structure, there are significant variations to Vogler's model. Specifically, Vogler's model has some twelve stages spread on the universal structure of storytelling, i.e. beginning, middle and end. Few of these stages were found to exist in Hausa narrative structure, perhaps due to cultural differences between Western, Indian and Hausa cultures. The study therefore recommends screenwriters and producers to be aware of the existence of standard models of scriptwriting. It also recommends more training for script writers in the Hausa film industry.
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Author:Ali Liman Abubakar
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-107228
Referee:Umar Faruk Jibril
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/06/09
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Creating Corporation:Abubakar, Ali Liman
Release Date:2011/06/09
Tag:Hausa ; Hausa language ; Nigeria; film ; story line ; video
SWD-Keyword:Film ; Handlung <Literatur> ; Hausa ; Hausa-Sprache ; Nigeria; Video
Note:
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, Bayero University, Kano, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirement of the Award of Master of Art (MA) Mass Communication.
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:791 Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
Sammlungen:Afrika südlich der Sahara
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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