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Memory as Engagement

Posted by lamacs On February - 27 - 2012

The importance of personal histories in Sub-Saharan African cinema

Sheila Petty
Sheila Petty is Professor of Media Studies and associate member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Regina (Canada).

This paper will look briefly at how memory is evoked in six films from across the chronology of African cinema: Med Hondo‚ Soleil O (Mauritania/France, 1969), Ousmane Sembène, Xala (Senegal, 1975), Flora Gomes, The Blue Eyes of Yonta (Guinea-Bissau, 1992), Djibril Diop Mambéty‚ Hyènes (Senegal, 1992), Ousmane Sembène‚ Faat Kiné (Senegal 2000) and Fanta Regina Nacro‚ La Nuit de la Vérité (Burkina Faso, 2004).

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