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Berlinale Special II mit Alexis Waltz - Interview with Jean-Pierre Bekolo (2014-02-15)

Berlinale Special II mit Alexis Waltz - Interview with Jean-Pierre Bekolo (2014-02-15)

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Jean-Pierre Bekolo is one of the major film directors of Black Africa. He is known for a series of feature films, among them Quatier Mozart (1992), Le Complot d´Aristotle (1996) und Les Saignantes (2005). Within each film, Bekolo develops a new mix of the genres of comedy, social realism, science fiction and the supernatural. "Quatier Mozart" uses the storytelling device of the body swap to critique patriarchal structures in Kamerum´s society. With "Les Saignantes", Bekolo created an erotic thriller set in the future to deal with political corruption in Postcolonial Africa.

At Berlinale 2015, he shows his first documentary: Les Choses et les Mots de Mudimbe - The Things and the Words of Mudimbe, a 4-hour-long portrait of Valentin-Yves Mudimbe. Being an antropologist, a literary scientist and a writer of novels, his major work is "The Invention of Africa" (1988). Mubimbe basic idea is that the notion of Africa is a product of colonialism and its thinking about African societies. I a...

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