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African Cinema, a French course for fall 2013

April 19, 2013

Advanced French & Francophone Cultures (LFRE 433)
Des questions de développement à travers le cinéma africain
Noon-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

“It has often fallen to Africa’s artists, rather than its …political leaders, to articulate a shared social vision which could form the basis for a self-reliant, productive Africa in the 21st century.” - California Newsreel’s Library of African Cinema

Exploring Africa through cinema

This course will explore issues of development in Africa through cinema. Topics include literacy and education, economics, politics, the environment, health, and the conditions of women and children. 

Studying films and critical articles will help move our perceptions of African life beyond the utopic and, more often, dystopic stereotypes usually found in the Western media.

Course conducted in French

The course will be conducted in French. Students will need a sufficient level of French to comprehend lectures, read critical works and write analyses in this language. No previous knowledge of cinema, Africa or development studies is required.

The course counts toward the International Development Studies program. Prerequisite: L335F OR consent of instructor.


For questions or to learn more, contact Professor Mary Vogl, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, via email or phone at 491-6100.

Contact: Mary Vogl
Phone: (970) 491-6100