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The Resource Sango malo, les Films Terre Africaine présentent ; adaptation et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio

Sango malo, les Films Terre Africaine présentent ; adaptation et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio

Label
Sango malo
Title
Sango malo
Statement of responsibility
les Films Terre Africaine présentent ; adaptation et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio
Title variation
  • Maître du canton
  • Village teacher
Contributor
Distributor
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
Sango Malo offers American viewers an intimate and engaging portrait of the complex social dynamic underlying economic and political change in a typical African village. It argues passionately that a populist education must be a key component of any democratic, human-centered development paradigm for Africa. Bassek ba Kobhio explains why his first feature focuses on education: "It is education which can form a new people ... It is hard to think about changing African society without envisioning an appropriate form of education." Sango Malo contrasts two views of education. The traditional headmaster represents a rigid, "Eurocentric." curriculum designed to produce docile colonial administrators. Malo, the radical young teacher, emphasizes the practical skills needed to build a self-reliant rural community. The film illustrates Brazilian educator Paolo Freire's celebrated distinction between an education which the ruling class uses to inculcate its values in students' minds and one which empowers students to shape their own destiny. Malo's innovative ideas soon spread to the rest of the village. With his help, the peasants establish a cooperative store and a cocoa marketing cooperative which undercut the power of the village chief, store owner and priest. When Malo alienates the villagers by demanding too rapid change, his enemies call in the army which arrests and imprisons him. But Malo has taught his lessons so well the villagers can carry on his reforms without him. In the last, open-ended shot, the camera discretely pulls back as the peasants celebrate a future they themselves will make. The narrative thrust, the responsibility for development, no longer lies with the village elite, nor the progressive schoolmaster, nor even the socially-engaged filmmaker, but has passed to the peasants themselves and to the African audiences viewing the film
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Guerin ; edtior, Marie Jeanne Kanzala ; music, Francis Beby
Language note
In French with English subtitles
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1957-
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  • Bassek Ba Kobhio
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
  • Films Terre Africaine
Runtime
95
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  • Teachers
  • Rural schools
  • Villages
Target audience
adult
Label
Sango malo, les Films Terre Africaine présentent ; adaptation et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017)
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Bassek Bo Kobhio
Control code
ASP3798016/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (95 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022732773
Video recording format
other
Label
Sango malo, les Films Terre Africaine présentent ; adaptation et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017)
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Bassek Bo Kobhio
Control code
ASP3798016/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (95 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022732773
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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