Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Info Afro collaboration in film making are very essential -Souleymane Cisse

Due to historical reasons   Indo afro film collaborations are inevitable for  the growth of  good cinema   ,said the Mali born African film maker Souleymane Cisse.Cisse was giving the Aravindan Memorial Lecture in the Nila Theatre in connection with 17th International Film Festival of India. His films have reached after passing through real hard ships ..His film  Waati, which is a story regarding the apartheid that existed in south Africa till the 90’s was banned in south Africa and other countries  because of political censorships. Before starting the lecture Souleymane Cisse requested the audience for two minutes of silence as a moment of respect for the suffering women and children in his country, Mali. He then described his journey from his childhood where he dreamt of films everyday and then to Moscow film school and then back to Mali.  While answering a question Cisse said he wouldnt' make films according to the order of Producers who are particular in the formula  and interference .He was really proud and delighted that his film Waati is being screened in the in the 17th IFFK. Martiele Knaebel , director of Firbourg  Festival and Martin Armande  a French Curator were also present during the lecture .

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