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Join us for a screening of The Colonial Misunderstanding, a film by Jean-Marie Teno that sheds light on the complex and problematic relationship between colonization and European missionaries on the African continent. The evening will conclude with a discussion of the film’s relevance to both film and African studies, with Professor Aboubakar Sanogo, Carleton University.
Aboubakar Sanogo received in MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2009) in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His doctoral dissertation is the first comprehensive examination of the history of documentary film in Africa in the colonial era. He is also currently Undergraduate Supervisor in Film Studies at Carleton University. Aboubakar Sanogo is also the founder of the Carleton University World Cinema Forum which seeks to study national, regional, continental and global film cultures, institutions, stakeholders and debates with the ultimate goal of establishing Carleton as a major destination for the study of World Cinema.