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Message from: Cameron Bailey (
About: [Fwd: Re: African erotic films?]

Mon, 15 Apr 1996 09:35:13 -0400

Originally from: Cameron Bailey <>
Originally dated: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 09:35:13 -0400

I'm with Zeinabu: let's open up the definitions of eros. I would add
Flora Gomes's The Blue Eyes of Yonta and Jean-Pierre Bekolo's Quartier
Mozart to the list.

There's also the moment in Merzak Allouache's Bab El-Oued City where
Yamina unveils her hair to Boualem. That's the hottest scene I've seen in
an African film lately, and it's especially worth noting because its
sensuality arises from the conflict between secular, urban Arab culture
and Islamic fundamentalism, both within and outside the film and.

Cameron Bailey

Zeinabu Irene Davis wrote:
> Originally from: (Zeinabu Irene Davis)
> Originally dated: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 10:48:01 -0500
> Hi,
> I think you need to be more specific about what you mean by "erotic". I
> think the term has many different interpretations. Anyway, I consider
> TOUKI BOUKI by Mambety of Senegal and FACES OF WOMEN by Desire Ecare
> (accents on all the "e"s, sorry my email can't do accents
> to have erotic content. There are probably others as well.
> >Originally from: "Thompson K Tsodzo" <>
> >Originally dated: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 13:59:21 -0500
> >
> >Hi there
> >I personally don't know of any. I would be surprised if there were. The
> >erotic
> >films I have seen in Africa are of American origin.
> >Thompson
> >
> >
> >> > Originally from:
> >
> >(Harry Allen) > Originally dated: Wed, 27 Mar 96 21:09:53 -0500
> >>
> >> Question:
> >>
> >> How much literature, and/or actual content, is there in the area of
> >African
> >> erotic films?
> >>
> >>
> --
> Zeinabu irene Davis
> Northwestern University "Strategy is better than
> strength." -Hausa proverb
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Radio-TV-Film
> 1905 Sheridan Road
> Evanston, IL 60208-2270
> Phone: 847-467-1164
> Fax: 847-467-2389
[Sorry, this was delayed a week as I goofed and forgot to send it out when I
left for skiing in Utah -- Steve Smith, moderator]

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