Mauritian cinema and global spectators

Author: Lindo, Karen U

Source: International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 13, Numbers 3-4, 1 February 2011 , pp. 581-593(13)

Publisher: Intellect

Buy & download fulltext article:


Price: $18.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


This introductory essay addresses the reception of The Cathedral (2006) by filmmaker Harrikrisna Anenden. It focuses on the way in which the visualized Creole culture translates and transmits a specific Mauritian way of life that appeals to a global spectatorship. The essay is followed by an interview with the director who speaks about the process of cinematic adaptation of the short story La Cathdrale (1977) by Ananda Devi. He explains the challenges he faced during the production of his first feature film in Mauritius.

Keywords: Creole culture; Kreol Morisien; global cinema; intercommunal relations; plurilingual

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Bowdoin College.

Publication date: February 1, 2011

More about this publication?
  • The International Journal of Francophone Studies offers a critical preview for a new development in the understanding of 'France outside France', with a thorough insight into the network of disciplinary issues affiliated with this study. The journal complements the thriving area of scholarly interest in the French-speaking regions of the world, bringing a location of linguistic, cultural, historical and social dynamics within a single academic arena.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content

Text size:

A | A | A | A
Share this item with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. print icon Print this page