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

Mon, 10 Nov 1997 06:25:42 -0800 (PST)

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    Originally from: Carmela Garritano <>
    Originally dated: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 06:25:42 -0800 (PST)

    _Warrior Marks_ is distributed by Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway, Suite
    500D, New York, NY 10013.
    Phone 212-925-0606

    Hope this helps!

    Carmela Garritano
    Michigan State University

    On Fri, 7 Nov 1997, Mari Maasilta wrote:

    > Originally from: Mari Maasilta <>
    > Originally dated: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:58:39 -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
    > Marks".
    > > 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

    > of
    > > the issues she purports to address in this film. Though technically
    > > "rougher" I would recommend "Fire Eyes" by Soraya Mire, a Somalian woman
    > > filmmaker who endured(s) female genital mutilation.

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