A discussion with Jean-Marie Teno and Melissa Thackway on the occasion of the publication of 'Reel Resistance. The Cinema of Jean-Marie Teno' (2020).
This event is programmed by the University of London Institute in Paris and the Paris School of Arts and Culture – University of Kent in the context of UK Black History Month and will be preceded by screenings of Teno's landmark film, 'Afrique, je te plumerai '/ 'Africa, I will fleece you' (1992).
Thirty years after Africa's wave of Independence, the dramatic international political changes of the 1990s inspired a generation of young Cameroonians to take to the streets and challenge the single-party state and its attendant nepotism, corruption and economic failure. In an audaciously free assemblage of archive footage, contemporary images and interviews, Afrique, je te plumerai mixes past and present to establish a connection between yesterday's colonial experience, the repression and silencing of Cameroon's War of Independence, and the violence of late-twentieth-century Cameroon.
Thirty years later, in the days of Black Lives Matter, while Cameroon still subsists under the same single-party regime, how does this film and Teno's work more broadly help us reckon with our collective condition?
- 5:15 pm CEST - screening of Afrique, je te plumerai
- 7 pm CEST - discussion with Jean-Marie Teno and Melissa Thackway.
Once you've registered, you will receive an email with instructions as well as the link to our webinar taking place on Microsoft Teams.