FREN 6742

Cinema of Minorities

Cultures and documents on the Screen. The Cinema of Minorities in the postcolonial Era / Cultures et documents à l’écran. Le cinéma des minorités dans l’ère postcoloniale

Since the birth of the Pan-African film festival of Ouagadougou, FESPACO (1969), French African and Caribbean filmmakers have addressed their histories, invented their own images, and shown their personal / internal points of view. With the films of Ousmane Sembène (La noire de…), Abderrahmane Sissako (Heremakhono), Med Hondo (Sarraounia), Souleymane Cissé (Finyé), Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa (Muna Moto), Euzan Palcy (Rue Cases nègres), Guy Deslauriers (Biguine) or Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Quartier Mozart) – among many others – we will examine the variety of approaches and the significance of autonomy in the post-colonial era. This will include the invention of black continental history because of colonization or slavery, political reflections because of African experiences of independence and cultural aesthetics stemming from conflicts with European civilization.
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc


Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6742A-L13 Lecture (Fonkoua)

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6742A-L12 Lecture (Fonkoua)

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6742A-L09 Lecture (Fonkoua)

Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6742A-L08 Lecture (Fonkoua)