IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Bashiru Akande Lasisi
An African child is in a state of perpetual crisis as he is faced with conflicting images of Africa and Africans. In this state of confusion, his attempt at finding out the authentic African image is usually faced with failure and frustration. The objective of this paper therefore is to examine the contribution of the motion picture to the distortion of African identity and the disorientation of an African child. The paper highlighted the position of scholars regarding African identity and conducted a sociological analysis of the contents of drama and films on local and satellite television stations that are indicative of what an African image is all about.