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Ivory Coast

Faces of Women (Visages de femmes) (France / Ivory Coast, 1985)

Directed by Desire Ecare. Cast: Sidiki Bakaba, Kouado Brou, Albertine NGuessan. Two politically and stylistically adventurous films exploring the links between feminism, economics and tradition in modern-day Africa. In these intriguing stories about women in today's Africa, the first film centers on a young woman who is unhappily married and is attracted to her visiting brother-in-law. The second story centers around a successful businesswoman who tries to open a new restaurant, but runs into difficulties that only her daughter's traditional wiles can solve. 103 min.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Realm of Reversals.(Power of Place: World Regional Geography; 19-20)

Prog. 19. The legacy of colonization: Ivory Coast, the legacy of colonialism. Gabon, a future in oil?--Prog. Understanding sickness, overcoming prejudice: Kenya, understanding sickness. South Africa, this land is my land.

The Word Universe: A Journey to West Africa

An American visits his African friend, who has fled with his family from their home in Liberia to the Ivory Coast. Film examines the personal costs of the civil war raging in Liberia upon the refugees. Producer/director, Mark Keegan. 1995. 91 min.

Visages de Femmes (Faces of Women). (Ivory Coast, France, 1987)

Directed by Desire Ecare. Two politically and stylistically adventurous films exploring the links between feminism, economics and tradition in modern-day Africa. In these intriguing stories about women in today's Africa, the first film centers on a young woman who is unhappily married and is attracted to her visiting brother-in-law. The second story centers around a successful businesswoman who tries to open a new restaurant, but runs into difficulties that only her daughter's traditional wiles can solve. In indigenous languages and French with English subtitles. 103 min.

West Africa, The Fabric of Reform(Economic Recovery in Africa)

The Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, and Mali are West African countries that are undergoing economic reform. With the help of the International Monetary Fund, they are overcoming such obstacles as corruption, overregulated markets, and government overspending that have stunted the economic growth of this region for decades. This program presents the IMF and the application of economic theory in Africa, with all of its unique problems. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1998. 32 min.

Woubi Cheri. (France | Ivory Coast, 1998)

Directors: Laurent Bocahut and Philip Brooks. Woubi Cheri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality. In French, with English subtitles. 62 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Woubi Cheri. (France | Ivory Coast, 1998)

Directors: Laurent Bocahut and Philip Brooks. Woubi Cheri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality. 62 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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