TILAÏ (Idrissa Ouédraogo, 1990)

The following is one of the entries from my list of the 100 greatest films (through 2006) from Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis Filmed in Burkino Faso but set in the pre-colonial past, Idrissa Ouédraogo’s The Law […]

ANGANO . . . ANGANO . . . (César Paes, Marie Clémence Paes, 1989)

In Brazilian-born César Paes’s Tales from Madagascar, an ethnographic documentary co-directed by wife Marie Clémence Paes, we hear storytellers recount founding myths of Malagasy culture; rather than these folk historians, who appear in occasional inserts, or dramatic enactments of the tales they tell, we see instead people in the here and now, principally, at work, […]