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About: Re: Harare Southern African Film Festival

Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:42:16 -0400

Originally from: "Kenneth W Harrow" <>
Originally dated: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:42:16 -0400

Hi Carole, Some of my reactions to the films below:
1.You're a lucky dog to be able to see all of them!
2.Guimba and Samba Traore are among the most recent, and although not among
my favorites, are interesting in themselves and in what they reveal of
recent directions in Sahelian filmmaking. Well made, with focus on the need
to keep traditional values (Guimba), or to depict the declining values
associated with urban development.
3.Yaaba is one of the best African films made
4.Tilai is a mixed bag, but considered important.
5.Heritage Africa is Ghanaian--one of the few decent Ghanaian films that has
reached an audience outside Ghana, and is also considered important.
ken harrow

> Originally from: <owner-african-cinema-conference@XC.Org>
> Originally dated: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:02:03 -0400
> I forgot to tell you that we have a Southern African film festival
> today in Harare. The line-up looks impressive:
> Flame (Zimbabwe)
> Everyone's Child (Zimbabwe)
> I am the Future (Zimbabwe)
> Cry the Beloved Country (South Africa)
> Soweto Green (South Africa)
> Au Nom du Christ (Cote d'Ivoire)
> Tumult (Ethiopia)
> Guimba (Mali)
> Yaaba (Burkina Fasso)
> Tilai (Burkina Fasso)
> Le Cri du Coeur (Burkina Fasso)
> Samba Traore (Burkina Fasso)
> Run for the Dream (USA)
> Naked Acts (USA)
> A Lucy (Mauritius)
> Histoire d'une Rencontre (Algeria)
> Battle of the Sacred Tree (Kenya)
> Heritage Africa (Ghana)
> I'm going to try to get to as many as I can but since they are all being
> shown in one week I'll either die of over-exposure or miss quite a few.
> I have seen most of the South African and Zimbabwean ones and
> I have reviewers lined up for them, but what about the Rest of Africa?
> Anyone out there a specialist in Burkina Fasso films or any of the
> others I've mentioned who could give me a bit of background info.
> or a kick-start if I end up having to do the reviews myself?
> Any of these particularly important?
> Yours
> Carole Pearce
> (Internet address:

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