> Subject: FW: Films for Teaching African Arts?: REPLY
> Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 10:04:28 -0500
> cross posted from H-AfrArts (Editor, R.A.
> > Editors' Note:
> > We regret that this message, received over a month ago, became
> > buried in our e-mail correspondence and inadvertently was not
> > posted. We apologize for its late posting.
> > Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997
> > From: Eli Bentor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > One film that I have used for seminars on masks and masquerade
> > is an old Ousmane Sembene film called _La Noire de..._ or _Black
> > Girl_. It tells the story of a nanny employed by a French
> > family in Dakar and later brought as a servant to France. It is
> > about 60 minutes long and is available from New Yorker Film. I
> > use it because a central 'prop' in the film is a mask that is
> > first given to the French family by the maid, and later turns
> > into her only contact with Africa. It says something important
> > about the ability of objects to change their meaning . The last
> > scene of the film is particularly powerful.