Mauritian cinema and global spectators

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Abstract:

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ijfs.13.3-4.581/1

Affiliations: Bowdoin College.

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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  • 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.
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