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Cinéma et Racisme “The Gods Must be Crazy / Les Dieux Sont Tombés sur la Tête” en Afrique Australe

Cinéma et Racisme “The Gods Must be Crazy / Les Dieux Sont Tombés sur la Tête” en Afrique Australe Commentary on the Film “The Gods must be Crazy”This critical comment on the film “The Gods must be Crazy” deals with the controversial reactions it provoked. The Anti-Apartheidlobby has condemned it as implicitely racist but others qualified it as an amusing, entertaining comedy.In the first part the authors analyze a number of differing press-comments. In the second part they try to identify the stereotypes about Black and White. Finally the authors describe the reactions of some 40 spectators by means of a debate with a preceding description of the South African political context (“contextualization”) aiming at orienting the audience towards the thesis of a racist film. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Afrika Focus Brill

Cinéma et Racisme “The Gods Must be Crazy / Les Dieux Sont Tombés sur la Tête” en Afrique Australe

Afrika Focus , Volume 2 (2): 15 – Jan 12, 1986

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0772-084X
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2031-356X
DOI
10.1163/2031356X-00202004
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Abstract

Commentary on the Film “The Gods must be Crazy”This critical comment on the film “The Gods must be Crazy” deals with the controversial reactions it provoked. The Anti-Apartheidlobby has condemned it as implicitely racist but others qualified it as an amusing, entertaining comedy.In the first part the authors analyze a number of differing press-comments. In the second part they try to identify the stereotypes about Black and White. Finally the authors describe the reactions of some 40 spectators by means of a debate with a preceding description of the South African political context (“contextualization”) aiming at orienting the audience towards the thesis of a racist film.

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Afrika FocusBrill

Published: Jan 12, 1986

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