AFRICAN CINEMAS/SCREEN GRIOTS
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
   

AFRCNA 1655 - AFRICAN CINEMAS/SCREEN GRIOTS


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Ousmane Sembene, known as the father of African cinema, popularized the notion of the African director as the modern day griot (oral historian) and traditional storyteller. Therefore, this course is an introduction to a cross-section of post-independence films (1963-2004) as an art form and as a visual space on socio-political, economic and cultural topics by screen griots from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and chad, the democratic republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis




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