History 241

African Popular Culture

Holly Hanson, x. 2094

 

Videos in Africa Popular Culture, Spring 2002

 

January  28      

A Great Tree Has Fallen, Robert Lang Productions (23 min) at Amherst

You Africa, Youssou N'Dour and Etoile,  by Ndiouga Moctar Ba, California Newsreel  (43 min) at Smith

 

February 4

Mammy Water: in search of the water spirits in Nigeria / a co-production by Tandem Film & Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, California Newsreel (59 min) at Amherst

Nightsong: performance, power and practice in Southern Africa, by Veit Erlmann University of Chicago, (60 min) at Amherst

In and out of Africa , by Gabai Baare, Ilisa Barbash, Christopher Steiner, Lucien Taylor, Center for Visiual Anthropology, USC. (59 min) at Mount Holyoke

 

February 11

This Magnificent African Cake, Basil Davidson, Home Vision (57 min) at Mount Holyoke

Afrique, je te plumerai, by Jean-Marie Teno, California Newsreel (88 min) at Amherst and Smith

 

February 18

Matamata and Pilipili, by Tristan Bourland,  First Run/Icarus  (55 min) at Amherst

The Rise of Nationalism, by Basil Davidson, Home Vision (57 min) at Mount Holyoke

 

February 25

Lumumba, by Raoul Peck, Zeitgeist films (115 min) at Mount Holyoke, Smith and Amherst

 

March 4

The Legacy, by Basil Davidson, Home Vision (57 min) at Mount Holyoke

Xala, by Ousman Sembene, New Yorker Films (119 min) at Mount Holyoke (under repair) Smith and Amherst

 

March 11

God Gave Her a Mercedes Benz, SFINX Film/TV (48 min) at Smith

 

March 25

The Dancing Church: video impressions of the church in Africa, by Thomas Kane, Paulist Press (50 min) at Smith

Tableau Ferraille, by Moussa Sene Absa, Library of African Cinema (88 min), at Mount Holyoke

 

 

 

History 241, Videos for African Popular Culture, Spring 2002

 

 

April 1

La Vie Est Belle, by Ngangura Mwezi and Benoit Lamy (85 min), at Mount Holyoke

“Le Franc” in Three Tales from Senegal, Djibril Diop Mambety,  California Newsreel (45 min) at Mount Holyoke and Smith

 

April 8

Ghanaian Video Film (personal collection)

Prime Time South Africa, South African Broadcasting Corporation, California Newsreel (110 min) at Amherst

 

April 15

Rhythm of Resistance: The Black music of South Africa, by Jeremy Marre, Shanachie Records, at Smith and Amherst

On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, by Leelai Demoz, Nonafilms (56 min) at Smith

Songololo: Voices of Change, MSK Productions, Cinema Guild (54 min) at Mount Holyoke

 

April 22

Neria, by Godwin Mawuru, Media for Development Trust (103 min) at Smith

Everyone’s Child, by Tsitsi Dangaremgba, Media for Development Trust (83 min) at Smith and Amherst

 

April 29

Hyenas, by Djibril Diop Mambety, California Newsreel (113 min) at Amherst (without dubbing into French, at Mount Holyoke (dubbed, not as good) and Smith.