the French Foreign Ministry keeps a collection called "Cinémathèque
Afrique" (1.200 titles) 500 titles of which can be borrowed. Both titles
you are searching for are part of this collection in 16mm/UMatic/VHS
To the complete collection only cultural centers and educational
France and official French cultural centers in several African countries
have access. http://www.adpf.asso.fr/cinematheque/conditions/index.html
To a subsection of this collection also French cultural centers in other
countries are admitted under certain conditions.
But "Afrique Sur Seine" is excluded from this list. "Moi un Noir" is
part of this subsection but blocked for certain countries, among them
the US. In general this sort of red tape is called copyright! (That
means there might be rightsowners of these two titles in the US).
Perhaps there is a chance to get help by French cultural institutions in
the US, for example by this one:
tel 212 439 1449
fax 212 439 1455
with kind regards
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
"Delin, Peter" schrieb:
> Dear Marilyn,
> as far as I see none of these two titles is available:
> "Moi, un noir : Treichville" had been available on video in France in
> the series "Les films de ma vie" from Ciné Vidéo Film during the first
> half of the nineties but is now out of print. The three entries in
> WorldCat are this edition from France.
> There are lots of films by Jean Rouch available from CNRS
> but not his one.
> There are clips of this film in "Rouch in reverse" available from
> California Newsreel http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0078
> "Afrique-Sur-Seine" has never been on video as far as I know - and there
> is know entry in WorldCat. Perhaps on might find a source at a French
> government agency. But I have to finish because our library is closing.
> with kind regards
> Peter Delin
> Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
> Marilyn Huntley schrieb:
> > Can anyone tell me of a distributor for either of these films? The
> > requesting professor provided a web link to a film festival that was held
> > at the University of Cambridge, UK, in May 2004. Well, that's lovely, but
> > I've spent most of 2 hours searching and have found lots of references
> > (reviews, etc.), but not an actual source for either film.
> > "Moi un Noir" - 1958, director Jean Rouch
> > "Afrique-Sur-Seine" - 1957, director Paulin Soumanou Vieyra
> > We'd like to rent or purchase a videotape or DVD, or rent a 16mm film. A
> > DVD from any region is okay; a foreign videotape would be our last resort.
> > We're not looking for public performance rights; this is just for classroom
> > showing.
> > Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.
> > Marilyn Huntley
> > ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
> > Marilyn B. Huntley, Audiovisual Assistant:
> > Film scheduling, rentals/licensing & previews
> > A-V Classroom Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
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