Africa Film WebMeeting

Message from: Zoe Salonitides (african-cinema-conference@XC.Org)
About: Re: Harare Southern African Film Festival

Wed, 2 Oct 1996 12:31:47 -0400

Originally from: Zoe Salonitides <>
Originally dated: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 12:31:47 -0400

Ken Harrow said:

> 3.Yaaba is one of the best African films made

I'm not sure about this... obviously it comes down to personal opinion, but
can you really say Yaaba is one of the best? I haven't been fortunate enough
to watch many African films, but from the ones I've seen (mainly Ousmane
Sembene's) I don't think Yaaba surpasses them. Idrissa Ouedraogo is a fine
filmmaker, and does a wonderful job in telling the story, but let's not
forget the other films which have made bigger contributions to African

And isn't Idrissa Ouedraogo constantly criticized for being too "western" in
his film techniques?


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