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Marie-Magdeleine J. Chirol
Whittier College (Whittier, CA 90601-4446)

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$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2005

Gaston Kaboré: Twenty-Five Years of African Filmmaking

This project is the first monograph on African film pioneer, Gaston Kaboré. It will examine the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of his twenty-five years of filmmaking. Many critics judge him only on his feature-length films and thus assume that he avoids taking social or political stands. My analysis of his entire oeuvre, and in particular of his lesser-known documentaries, will prove that Kaboré has an activist voice. I will exemplify his positions on such matters as energy conservation, global warming, and African urban life. This book-format monograph will become a reference for scholars, students, film professionals and African art enthusiasts. I will also disseminate my findings in a new course on African Cinema.