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Questions de Genre

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003647/00001

Material Information

Title: Questions de Genre Story and Identity in the Feature Films of Safi Faye
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Herrick, Holly
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Francophone Cinema
Literature
African Studies
African Cinema
Gender
Women's Studies
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Safi Faye is the first woman to make feature films on the continent of Africa. By combining elements of ethnography, traditional storytelling and politicized documentary, Faye became the author of a film language that challenged established constructions of narrative, as well as former representations of Africa on film. Through an analysis of three of Faye�s most discussed feature-length filmsKaddu Beykat (1975 ), Fad�Jal (1979), and Mossane (1995)this thesis will demonstrate how Faye�s storytelling methods are integrated into an ethnographic approach used to describe collective identity in her village, and will reveal how fictional elements are a means of elaborating observations about people and society. Using evidence from her film techniques, I support the assertion that Faye�s cinematic texts aim to establish a sense of community and cultural identity, and function to fulfill her goal of creating a tangible piece of heritage through film. In a discussion of the notions of story and history, this thesis analyzes the interaction of each in the creation of films that are learning tools with a social message. It will also examine Mark Reid�s theory of womanism and argue that Faye�s female-centered diegeses establish her oeuvre as womanist film that redefines African female cinematic subjectivity. Finally, this thesis will argue that Faye�s distinctive techniques attempt to re-imagine Africa on film, and establish new visions that replace colonial and other disenfranchising representation.
Statement of Responsibility: by Holly Herrick
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H5
System ID: NCFE003647:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003647/00001

Material Information

Title: Questions de Genre Story and Identity in the Feature Films of Safi Faye
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Herrick, Holly
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Francophone Cinema
Literature
African Studies
African Cinema
Gender
Women's Studies
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Safi Faye is the first woman to make feature films on the continent of Africa. By combining elements of ethnography, traditional storytelling and politicized documentary, Faye became the author of a film language that challenged established constructions of narrative, as well as former representations of Africa on film. Through an analysis of three of Faye�s most discussed feature-length filmsKaddu Beykat (1975 ), Fad�Jal (1979), and Mossane (1995)this thesis will demonstrate how Faye�s storytelling methods are integrated into an ethnographic approach used to describe collective identity in her village, and will reveal how fictional elements are a means of elaborating observations about people and society. Using evidence from her film techniques, I support the assertion that Faye�s cinematic texts aim to establish a sense of community and cultural identity, and function to fulfill her goal of creating a tangible piece of heritage through film. In a discussion of the notions of story and history, this thesis analyzes the interaction of each in the creation of films that are learning tools with a social message. It will also examine Mark Reid�s theory of womanism and argue that Faye�s female-centered diegeses establish her oeuvre as womanist film that redefines African female cinematic subjectivity. Finally, this thesis will argue that Faye�s distinctive techniques attempt to re-imagine Africa on film, and establish new visions that replace colonial and other disenfranchising representation.
Statement of Responsibility: by Holly Herrick
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H5
System ID: NCFE003647:00001

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