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Politics and aesthetics in francophone African film: the case of Souleymane Cissé's Finyé (1982)

Langford, Rachael Elizabeth 2006. Politics and aesthetics in francophone African film: the case of Souleymane Cissé's Finyé (1982). International Journal of Francophone Studies 9 (2) , pp. 185-202. 10.1386/ijfs.9.2.185_1

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Abstract

This article discusses the idea of the political in film in relation to sub-Saharan francophone African cinema in general, and more specifically in relation to Souleymane Cissé's film Finyé (1982). It considers the multiple ways in which francophone African cinema can be understood as political because of its multifaceted interactions with French, global and indigenous economics and politics, as well as with the representations that rehearse these politics and economics. These interactions are examined both from the point of view of film as text (narrative interactions) and as commercial product (non-narrative interactions), while arguing that the two are closely connected. The article then looks in detail at Cissé's 1982 film Finyé, exploring the ways in which its narrative and nonnarrative coordinates interact with French, global and indigenous political fields, before concluding by looking forwards to resonant connections with Yeelen (1987) and Waati (1995).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Uncontrolled Keywords: Souleymane Cissé, Finyé (1982), Yeelen (1987), Waati (1995), political cinema, francophone african, cinema
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 1368-2679
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3460

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