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Afrique 50 ans d'indépendance

Afrique 50 ans d'indépendance

A joint effort of the French television channel TV5 Monde and Arte TV. Multimedia portrait of sixteen African nations that gained their independence in 1960. A rich look at the diverse nations provided by African tour guides who present the many facets of their countries with high energy and great pride. An important resource for Area Studies, Global Studies, Francophone Studies, Language and Literature. For Advanced learners and for other levels with scaffolding.

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Patricia Cummins
Patricia Cummins (Faculty)
4 years ago

Videos are in French without subtitles. They have country-specific videos for daytime and evening scenes in the following order: NIGER, CAMEROUN, SENEGAL, CHAD, BENIN, TOGO, BURKINA FASO, the AFRICAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, IVORY COAST, CONGO, GABON, MADAGASCAR, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, MAURITANIA, MALI. Daytime and evening scenes of daily life include background music associated with each country. Although we do see tourist attractions, we do get a good introduction to each country’s society and national identity. Local residents from different walks of life serve as tour guides (a “taxi sister” in Senegal, an architect in Chad, a car salesman in Togo, a student in Ivory Coast, and a midwife in the Central African Republic.) They give us their opinions, they explain what we observe on video, and they introduce us to others who discuss of a wide variety of topics that cover the period from independence in 1960 to the present. SEE MY NEXT COMMENT

Time spent reviewing site: 3 hours & will use in a course
Patricia Cummins
Patricia Cummins (Faculty)
4 years ago
This is the first of three comments.