This course studies films from across the spectrum of the Francophone world - West and Central Africa, the Maghreb, and the French Caribbean. Through these productions, we will examine the diversity of the French colonial empire as well as the different aesthetic, historical and cultural effects of colonialism and post-independence experience on various cinematic representations. The course will explore the possibilities of determining a specific film language as well as the limits of mainstream theories in understanding them.
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Assignments and Evaluation :
The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.