Le cinéma militant au service d'un devoir de mémoire: l'exemple de René Vautier

Kennedy, Sean (2020) Le cinéma militant au service d'un devoir de mémoire: l'exemple de René Vautier. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis explores the possible role of Rene Vautier’s cinema in the establishment of a devoir de mémoire in France for the end of colonisation and the beginnings of the decolonisation process. A communist activist and relatively unknown filmmaker in the history of French cinema, Vautier made films in Africa and France that were heavily censored by the French state, while at the same time creating film production collectives to produce these works. Using four of his films, Peuple en marche (1963), Les Ajoncs (1970), Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès (1972), and La Folle de Toujane (1974), we will analyze how Vautier prioritises the necessity to reflect the reality of the era. We will then consider how Vautier avails of this in order to evoke a reflection on three themes: between the colonised, linguistic decolonisation and French self-interrogations on the colonial regime.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/14903
Item ID: 14903
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-94).
Keywords: cinéma militant, Rene Vautier, décolonisation, France, Algérie
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > French and Spanish
Date: June 2020
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.48336/sqr8-6z38
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Vautier, René, 1928-2015; Imperialism in motion pictures; Colonies--Africa; France--In motion pictures.

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