Media Arts Program

Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Cambiz Khosravi

Chinua Achebe: The Importance Of Stories

(1997, 57 min.)
This portrait of the Nigerian-born writer examines how one of Africa's greatest living authors—and modern Africa itself—were shaped by a history of racism and colonialism. In an interview, Achebe discusses Africa's colonialist history, the nature of indigenous African religious and philosophical beliefs, and the artistry and human significance of literature. Also screening a short narrative video A Barber's Wisdom (2000, 26min) by Nigerian filmmaker Amaka Igwe.

Some publications related to this event:
October, 2008 - 2008