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  • Aimé Césaire—A Voice for History, Part III: The Strength to Face Tomorrow

    1994. France/Senegal. Euzhan Palcy. 52 min.

Monday, May 30, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Aimé Césaire—A Voice for History, Part III: The Strength to Face Tomorrow

    1994. France/Senegal. Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Aimé Césaire (1913–2008), a poet, teacher, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the Négritude movement, was one of Palcy’s earliest supporters, even funding her film school education. In this third part of her documentary examination of Césaire's legacy, Palcy celebrates her “spiritual godfather,” exploring the political implications of his roles as Mayor of Martinique and a representative in the French National Assembly, his disenchantment with Communism, and his founding of Martinique's Progressive Party. The film also considers his career as a playwright—acknowledging his debt to the surrealist André Breton—and his contributions to the literature of the African Diaspora. Featuring appearances by French anthropologist Edgar Morin, Brazilian author Jorge Amado, Caribbean novelist Maryse Condé, and American poet Maya Angelou. 52 min.

In the Film exhibition Filmmaker in Focus: Euzhan Palcy

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