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Title:Art's subtle, liberating ways: violence, trauma and agency in Fanta Regina Nacro's 'The Night of Truth' (2004)
Authors:Dipio, DominicaISNI
Cherif Diop, Oumar
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of African Cinemas (ISSN 1754-923X)
Volume:7
Issue:1
Pages:41-49
Language:English
Geographic term:Burkina Faso
Subjects:films
filmmakers
About person:Fanta Régina NacroISNI
Link:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jac/2015/00000007/00000001/art00004
Abstract:Fanta Regina Nacro's 'The Night of Truth' (2004) is a graphic post-war political film that mediates the conflict between ethnicities within a nation state that has failed to appreciate its diversity as a gift. The authors analyse how the artists use cinematic means to challenge individuals and communities to cross the borders of sectarianism and intolerance in order to discover their shared need for freedom as a human race. They argue that although individuals and communities are often caught up in the prison of intolerance and divisionism, the ultimate desire of the human person is to be free to associate and make choices. Their central argument is that art has the power to foster agency, and to liberate individuals and communities in subtle and effective ways. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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