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About: Re: Query: What films for teaching African humanities

Thu, 6 Nov 1997 07:50:56 -0800 (PST)

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    Originally from: Mari Maasilta <>
    Originally dated: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 07:50:56 -0800 (PST)

    These two films have been contrasted by several participants of the list
    and we came interested in them for our discussions about "speaking for
    other". But there is no information how to get them. Are they distributed
    by Women make Movies and what is www or email address of them?

    Mari Maasilta

    > One, as an African American, I have a lot of problems with "Warrior
    > Not to get into a long discussion of it here, but I question its
    > perspective in "speaking for" African women. Alice Walker may be a
    > wonderful writer and person, but she does not necessarily understand all
    > the issues she purports to address in this film. Though technically much
    > "rougher" I would recommend "Fire Eyes" by Soraya Mire, a Somalian woman
    > filmmaker who endured(s) female genital mutilation.

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