Cinema of Minorities

Des cultures à l’écran. Le cinéma des minorités dans l’ère postcoloniale / Cultures on the Screen. The Cinema of Minorities in the Postcolonial Era

In the postcolonial world of images, the cinema of minorities stemming from immigration and displacement (cinema of « beur », suburbs, or immigration) mixes with the cinema of those who rose to political liberty (in Southern or Northern Africa) or people coming from the French West Indies or Caribbean. This course will explore particularities and generalities of these dynamic movements. Through a large selection of films, novels and authors coming from French and Francophone regions (Black South Africa, North Africa, French continental, metropolitan or extra continental, France’s overseas territories and departments, French Caribbean and West Indies), the analysis will study esthetic forms and thematic, political and cultural discourses.

Texts : A list of films will be provided.

Recommended : Guy Gauthier. Le documentaire, un autre cinéma, Paris, Armand Colin, 2005.
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FREN 6742

All Sections in Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6742A-L09 Lecture (Fonkoua)