Africa Shoots Back examines West African cinema from its beginnings in the early 1960s to today. The selection of films exposes students to new voices, perspectives and representations of Francophone West Africa from a West African perspective. We will discuss issues of decolonization and post-colonial cultural economy, as well as analyze traditional African narrative strategies and new and unconventional images.
Fulfills a requirement in the Africana Studies major (Geographic Region: Africa).
Fulfills a requirement in the Film & Media Studies interdisciplinary minor.
Counts towards the French & Francophone Studies major and minor.
Satisfies distribution requirement in Visual and Performing Arts.