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Fri, 19 Jun 1998 04:14:46 -0700 (PDT)

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    From: Cynthia Ward
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    It's my understanding that Sembene doesn't want his films viewed in
    isolation but to be viewed, as much as possible, in the context of a group
    of people as a shared experience-and prohibiting videos is a way of insuring
    group-viewing. It is a position I can understand and respect, given his
    reasons for shifting from writing novels to directing movies. At the risk of
    overgeneralizing, in Africa, art means little in isolation; its function is
    primarily social rather than psychological.
    Cynthia Ward
    University of Hawai'i Manoa

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