Afrique on Seine

Afrique sur Seine

Afrika nad Seinou

  • Jacques Vieyra, Mamadou Sarr, Robert Caristan, Jacques Melokane
  • France
  • 1955, 21 min
Script: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Mamadou Sarr,Jacques Mélo Kane
Photography: Robert Caristan
Color: Black and white
Language: French

The picture, which is now considered the first film about African people filmed by African people, builds upon the principle of reversed ethnology: it is the black Africans that are discovering the capital of the colonial power, so the film, originally meant to be an essay of images about the African future in France, becomes, partly thanks to the commentary read by the authors, an ironical meditation over their own cultural identity among the French natives.

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2008
Sections: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra
Exhibition format: 16 mm


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