One director who immediately comes to my mind is Jean Marie Teno who has
been looking at his country Cameroun with a very critical eye. The films
are called _La tete dans les nuages_ and _Africa je te plumerais_. In the
first film he looks at, among other things, the increasing heaps of rubbish.
The film is only 37min long so ideally suited to watch and have a long
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998
From: Donald Larsson, Minnesota State U, Mankato
Some fictional narrative films that might be of interest that at least touch
on these issues include:
HARVEST: 3000 YEARS (Ethiopia, Haile Gerima); TA DONNA (FIRE!); ZAN BOKO
The first is available from Mypheduh Films in Washington, DC. The second is
from California Newsreel (and you may find other relevant films listed at
their website-www.newsreel.org) and the last is from New Yorker films.
I think that Sembene's GUELWAAR (also from New Yorker) could also be of
interest, as well as Cisse's BRIGHTNESS/YEELEN, although the latter is more
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