A Call to Action: The Films of Ousmane Sembene

Front Cover
Praeger, Dec 30, 1996 - Performing Arts - 186 pages
0 Reviews
Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene has often been referred to as a pioneer of the sub-Saharan African cinema. From ^IBorom Sarret^R (1963) to ^IGuelwaar^R (1992), Sembene has developed a political and aesthetic project that has deeply influenced the evolution of African filmmaking. This project, with its goal to create a new Africa free of the remnants of colonialist oppression, has subsequently become the objective of emerging generations of African filmmakers. In this book seven scholars explore Sembene's notion of a new Africa by examining the central issues of change, cultural alienation and economic dependence that infuse the director's cinematic and literary works. Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene has often been referred to as a pioneer of the sub-Saharan African cinema. From ^IBorom Sarret^R (1963) to ^IGuelwaar^R (1992), Sembene has developed a political and aesthetic project that has deeply influenced the evolution of African filmmaking. This project, with its goal to create a new Africa free of the remnants of colonialist oppression, has subsequently become the objective of emerging generations of African filmmakers. In this book seven scholars explore Sembene's notion of a new Africa by examining the central issues of change, cultural alienation and economic dependence that infuse the director's cinematic and literary works.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
The context of the African filmmaker
11
Nation internation and narration in Ousmane Sembenes films
27
Copyright

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases