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About: RE: African Film Festival for High School Students

Thu, 9 Jul 1998 05:39:55 -0700 (PDT)

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    Originally from: "Sarah buchanan" <>
    Originally dated: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 05:39:55 -0700 (PDT)

    I think the following titles would be appropriate and accessible for an
    audience of 15-18 year olds, and I believe most of these titles (except,
    perhaps for Sembene's works, although they are worth a good search) are
    readily available either through a good international video store or through
    California Newsreel.
    * Xala (1974, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
    * Wend Kuuni (1982, Gaston Kabore, Burkino Faso)
    * Yeelen (1987, Souleymane Cisse, Mali)
    * Udju Azul di Yonta (1991, Flora Gomes, Guinea Bissau)
    * Guelwaar (1992, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
    * Quartier Mozart (1992, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Cameroun)
    * Hyenes (1992, Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegal)
    * Taafe Fanga (1997, Adama Drabo, Mali)

    Good luck!
    Sarah B. Buchanan, PhD Candidate
    University of Minnesota

    On Wed, 8 Jul 1998 13:19:31 -0700 (PDT), wrote...
    >Originally from: "Fran Osseo-Asare" <>
    >Originally dated: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 13:19:31 -0700 (PDT)
    >I am in the process of designing the curriculum for a week-long
    >culture camp for high school students. We'd like to have a nightly
    >festival featuring both classic and contemporary West African films
    >appropriate for young adults, approx. 15-18 years old. What would
    >recommend as, say, the top 6-8 films that would be accessible to a
    >nonAfrican audience, that are available in the states, and that are
    >expensive to rent/buy?
    >Fran Osseo-Asare, MSW, PhD
    >Instructional Designer
    >Penn State University
    >814-863-8296 or 814-234-8098

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