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Re-reading migrancy in film history, form and genre: Bekolo’s Le Complot d’Aristote/Aristotle’s Plot (1996) and Kouyaté’s Ouaga Saga (2004)

Langford, Rachael Elizabeth 2013. Re-reading migrancy in film history, form and genre: Bekolo’s Le Complot d’Aristote/Aristotle’s Plot (1996) and Kouyaté’s Ouaga Saga (2004). Transnational Cinemas 4 (1) , pp. 89-108. 10.1386/trac.4.1.89_1

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Abstract

This article outlines ways of re-reading as ‘migratory’ the recent African films that have often been interpreted as postmodern, ‘magic realist’ or ‘popular’ because of their play with genre and aesthetics. The central narratives of these films are largely structured by conventional unities of time and place, while their aesthetic and formal aspects make use of striking transmedial and transgeneric strategies that parody the boundaries and distinctions required for identity-forming practices. This article proposes that these films’ aesthetics can be read as engaging critically with tropes of movement and identity. The article first examines the founding relationships between moving film and migration, and between film genre and identity. It then explores how genre and aesthetics in Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Le Complot d’Aristote/Aristotle’s Plot (1996) and Dani Kouyaté’s Ouaga Saga (2004) are used to conceptualize cinema as migration. The article concludes that these films’ transmedial and transgeneric innovations are not simply crowd-pleasing or postmodern strategies, but sustain significant critical reflection on migration, diaspora and identity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration, film genre, identity, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Dani Kouyaté, African cinema
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 2040-3526
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:25
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38854

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