Critical Writing Index

Crises of Language and Difference

by Liz Kotz

Afterimage, Nov. 1989, v. 17, no. 4, pp. 3-20

Within "Crises of Language and Difference," Kotz analyzes and critiques the efficacy of th 35th Annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, which focussed on third-world, multicultural, and minority programming addressing themes of race, cinema, and representation. Kotz claims that "positions and divisions were restaged in a new setting without pushing the boundaries of dialogue or analysis" (3). Even though many scholars and artists were in attendance, lack of time and structure proved to be an issue, with regards to critically engaging with the "third-world" film and video.

ITEM 1989.113 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Zan BokoGaston Kabore

From Here From This SideGloria Ribe

MapantsulaOliver Schmitz

Surname Viet, Given Name NamTrinh T. Minh-ha

Lien de ParenteWilly Rameau

Kris? Krac! Tales of a NightmareJac Avila

El Otro FranciscoSergio Giral

Eyes on the PrizeHenry Hampton

Ida B. Wells: A Passion for JusticeWilliam Greaves

Sermons and Sacred PicturesLynne Sachs

OriRaquel gerber

The Elephant BoyRobert Flaherty

Omega Rising: Women of RastafariD. Elmina Davis

Sari RedPratibha Parmar

After the Hunger and DroughtOlley Marouma

Ouaga: African Cinema Now!Kwate Nee-Owoo

Ouaga: African Cinema Now!Kwesi Owusu

Peace FamilyA.J. Rogbodiyan

FootprintsPhilip Mallory Jones

DreamkeeperPhilip Mallory Jones