Africa, I Will See You: The Films of Jean–Marie Teno

6/21/05 to 6/25/05

  • Head in the Clouds, June 25

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Past Films

  • The Colonial Misunderstanding

    • Saturday, June 25 19:00

    Jean–Marie Teno in Person. Teno's newest film is a journey through history that brings to light the complex and problematic relationship between colonization and missionary activity on the African continent.

  • Head in the Clouds

    • Saturday, June 25 21:05

    Jean–Marie Teno in Person. Cameroon's endemic kleptocracy makes for a cloudy economy in Teno's documentary. With Alex's Wedding, a wedding video that turns into an at first comic, increasingly powerful drama of polygamy and submission rituals.

  • Salon with Jean–Marie Teno (Admission Free)

    • Friday, June 24 13:30

    At the Berkeley Art Museum Theater. Join our artist–in–residence for an informal conversation about his artistic process, designed with students in mind, but open to the public.

  • A Trip to the Country

    • Friday, June 24 19:00

    Jean–Marie Teno in Person. Searching out the "specter of modernity" that haunts his country, Teno discovers a Cameroon of Coke and pasta, and a development conference where no one agrees what the word "development" means.

  • Clando

    • Friday, June 24 21:00

    Jean–Marie Teno in Person. An ex–computer programmer is forced to live a clandestine life, whether as a taxi driver in Cameroon or a refugee in Germany, in Teno's fiction work. "Very courageous....One hears the voice of Africa expressing itself."-Libération

  • Chief!

    • Thursday, June 23 19:30

    Lecture by Jean–Marie Teno. A teen's near–lynching triggers Teno's investigation of the culture of thuggery-how it trickles down from dictators to husbands, "big chiefs" to little. "A brisk and focused look at a nation struggling uphill against corruption and archaic social norms."-Variety

  • Africa, I Will Fleece You

    • Tuesday, June 21 19:30

    Jean-Marie Teno in Person. In his native Cameroon, Teno looks at the power of words in a society made illiterate by a hundred years of cultural genocide. Never didactic, his style is "provocative, idiosyncratic, playfully arch and sardonic."-Philadelphia Inquirer