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Wed, 12 Aug 1998 07:11:48 -0700 (PDT)

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    Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:20:08 -0500 (CDT)
    From: "Samuel S. Thomas" <>
    Meghan Vaughan has a section on the use of film for medical
    instruction in _Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness_.

    Sam Thomas
    Department of History
    Washington University
    >Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 21:13:23 -0400 (EDT)
    >From: Jonathan M Haynes <>
    >There is an excellent discussion of the institution of cinema in
    >Nigeria (specifically Kano) during the colonial period in Brian
    >recent Ph.D thesis. I don't have his title at hand, but he got his
    >this year from the Department of Anthropology at NYU. I've found
    >whole thesis to be immensely stimulating.>
    >Jonathan Haynes
    From: jpallis@OPIE.BGSU.EDU (Janis L. Pallister)

    A fictional account of such an experience [colonial people attending
    cinema] is found in _Les Bouts de bois de Dieu_ by Ousmane Sembene.>

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