African Studies | Topics in African Studies
L400 | 29016 | Yaro, Abdou
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
Also to be explored are issues relating to Indigenous African
Language(s) in Education, Modernism versus Tradition, National
Identity, and Immigration.
We will use an interdisciplinary framework, drawing on recent
scholarship in disability theory, postcolonial theory, women
studies, anthropology, history and sociology to understand the
experiences and challenges faced by the African child.