AT: Bekolo's Les Saignantes in Cameroon

Track:
Academic
What:
Talk
When:
Friday Aug 17   04:00 PM to 04:20 PM (20 minutes)
Tags:
academic track
Jean-Pierre Bekolo's 2005 film, Les Saignantes, explores the corruption and power struggles of Afrofuturistic Cameroon through the traditional ritual of the Mevoungou, which focuses on the mystical power of women to heal.  The presenters will show how this film forces the spectator to examine how Black women move within and around cultural systems of power, while exerting an influence on how those systems work.

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