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Mon, 30 Mar 1998 07:35:44 -0800 (PST)

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    > xposted from H-AFRLITCINE@H-NET.MSU.EDU
    > From: Miriam Dow [mirdow@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU]
    > Dear Colleagues,
    > Over the last six years I've been working on
    > acquiring a small film
    > library at George Washington University, with not
    > much encouragement. Now we have a new dean who is
    > very keen on Film Studies, and the possibility of
    > a little more money.
    > I would be very grateful for some advice on what
    > constitutes a basic
    > African Film Library--I know this is hovering in
    > the neighborhood of
    > canon-formation, but please overcome your
    > revulsion to such an exercise
    > and help me out! We now have most of the films in
    > the California Newsreel Catalogue, plus Umm
    > Kulthum, The Silences of the Palace, Everyone's
    > Child, Neria, Hidden Faces.
    > We have no Sembene Ousmane, and other very serious
    > gaps. I would appreciate your advice very much.
    > Sincerely,
    > Miriam Dow
    > Department of English
    > The George Washington University
    > Washington D.C. 20052

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