Film Review: Fogato - Joao Ribeiro 1992
Mhando, M. (2000) Film Review: Fogato - Joao Ribeiro 1992. Film and Film-making in Africa: African cinema: Reviews, criticism and theory .
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Fogata is a short film by Joao Ribeiro adapted from the short story A Fogueira by the renowned Mozambican writer Mia Couto. This riddle brings to heart the driving tension of cinema (of character, setting, plot and drama) closer to the self consciousness of the story telling session. This form of cultural expression embedded in oral tradition has often formed the genesis of film makers of social conscience like Sembene who profess of their teaching and historian roles linking them to the historical functions of the griot. Nevertheless with Sembene the griot's storytelling is more of a function than a structure although at times we see the structure of Sembene's film like Borom Sarret also subscribe to the stylist device of oral storytelling methods.
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