Episode 5

1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene (English)

1-54 Forum Paris

20 - 23 January and through February 2021

Curated by LE 18, Marrakech

An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene

Led by Nadir Bouhmouch and bringing together artist Touda Bouanani and filmmaker/film scholar Samba Gadjigo, this conversation situates itself at the intersection between African cinema and the popular oral arts which have sometimes inspired it. With a focus on Ousmane Sembene and Ahmed Bouanani, the discussion will revolve around how the oral arts have inspired or informed the works of African film pioneers looking to “Decolonise the Gaze.”


About the Podcast

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1-54 Forum
Accompanying 1-54, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, is 1-54 Forum, the fair's programme of discussion, performance, readings and other interventions.