The diversity of the creative documentary in Africa

Release date : Wednesday 15 july 2015
Genre : Collection
Collection : Images Plurielles

Book ISBN number : 978-2-343-06986-9
Pages : 210
François Fronty, Delphe Kifouani (dir.)
Column : Cinema/tv, Literature

This publication brings together the texts of GRECIREA (Groupe d'Étude Cinéma du Réel en Afrique), an international network of researchers based at the Université Gaston Berger of St. Louis, Senegal. Our goal is to develop a theoretical field in the context of the documentary cinema practice that has emerged in Africa since the 2000s and the spread of digital technologies. This is the first work that combines the reflections of filmmakers with an academic approach regarding aesthetic and political issues that traverse the cinematic experiences on the continent.

The authors
Under the direction of François Fronty, filmmaker, in charge of cinema studies (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France) and Delphe Kifouani, filmmaker, producer, teaching researcher of film (Université Gaston Berger, St. Louis, Senegal).

Introduction, François Fronty

The contribution of documentary filmmaking in the humanities and social sciences in Africa, Bertrand Cabedoche

Chapter 1
The metamorphosis of the gaze: Mamadou Diallo Sellou, the poetry of the documentary, Delphe Kifouani

Chapter 2
Towards a new approach to African cinema: "filmagriotie", Mahamane Ousmane Ilbo

Chapter 3
The approach of the "I" in the African documentary cinema of the 2000s, Mamadou Sellou Diallo

Chapter 4
Filming the sacred in Africa, François Fronty

Chapter 5
Women's documentary cinemas in Africa, Beti Ellerson

Chapter 6
When the Sud/Nord project becomes cinema, Amanda Rueda

Chapter 7
Afrique 50 by René Vautier: beyond "exhibiting" an anticolonial film, Rufin Mbou Mikima

Chapter 8
E.T. As Children of the Troupe - Across the trajectories and migration stories of students of Prytanée Military Charles N'Tchoréré of St. Louis, Senegal, Momar Désiré Kane

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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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