cross posted from owner-h-afrarts
From: David Wiley& John Metzler <email@example.com>
Michigan State University, East Lansing
The African Studies Center at Michigan State University will hold a
workshop on "African Film and Videotape in the Arts and Humanities
Curriculum" on November 6-8, 1997. A second workshop in March, 1998 in
New Orleans will concern "African Film and Videotape for Language
Instruction" (French, Port., African languages, etc.).
As we assemble film descriptions and reviews for the workshop, we are
wondering what cinema and video programs others in the teaching communty
are using for introducing Africa.
More specifically, what cinema, films, and videos - including documentaries
- are most useful in courses to illustrate:
1) African Arts - all genres
2) African History and Folklore
- pre-colonial (kingdoms, segmentary lineage societies, etc.)
- colonial (British, French, Portuguese, German, and settler)
- contemporary African history
- Africa in global history
3) African and Comparative Literature - in English, French, Portuguese,
4) African Music - "traditional" and contemporary
5) African Religion and Philosophy - "African religions," Christianity,
Islam, Independency, etc.
When you mention a film or cinema production, say what you find it most
useful to illustrate as well as any weaknesses.
We are planning to reference the following African cinema, but will share
any other ideas from your comments with those at the workshop.
_Camera d'Afrique_ _Sankofa_
_In Darkest Hollywood_ _Asientos_
_La Vie Est Belle_ _Camp de Thiaroye_
_Warrior Marks_ _Wend Kuuni_
_Women with Open Eyes_ _Yaaba_
_These Hands_ _Yeelen_
_Monday's Girls_ _Keita_
_Selbe_ _Quatier Mozart_
_Finzan_ _Aristotle's Plot_
_Emitai_ _Last Angel of History_
_Battle of Algiers_ _Handsworth Songs_
_Sambizange_ _Touki Bouki_
_Deluge_ _Allah Tontou_
_Harvest: 3,000 Years_ _Lumumba_
The Center will welcome faculty, K-12 teachers, and graduate students to
the workshop. It is designed to strengthen and improve undergraduate
instruction by providing college & university faculty with methods and
strategies for incorporating high quality film and video on Africa into
courses in the arts and humanities. Anyone interested in attending the
workshop should contact John Metzler <firstname.lastname@example.org. edu> or Carmela
Garritano <email@example.com> at the Center, (517) 353-1700.
We look forward to your suggestions, and we shall credit your contributions.
David Wiley, Professor of Sociology and Director, African Studies Center,
100 CIP, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035
Phone ( Area 517): 353-1700 - Fax: 432-1209 - Home: 332-0333
Hm:(812) 334-0131 821 W. Sixth St. Bloomington, IN 47404.
Yoruba and Akan Art: http://www.fa.indiana.edu:80/~conner/africart/home.html
on H-Net (Humanities-On-Line)
Ionesco: "A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind."