African Studies | Topics in African Studies
L400 | 27023 | Abdou Yaro

Children's Images in African Cinema

The course examines the particular interest that Francophone African
filmmakers have for the cinematographic representation of the
African child.  It analyzes the linguistic, social, political,
cultural and economic developments that have shaped the lives of
African children.
Also to be explored are issues relating to Indigenous African
Language(s) in Education, Modernism versus Tradition, Identity, and
We will use an interdisciplinary framework, drawing on recent
scholarship in disability theory, post-colonial theory, women
studies, anthropology, history and sociology to understand the
experiences and challenges faced by the African child.