Cinéma et Racisme “The Gods Must be Crazy / Les Dieux Sont Tombés sur la Tête” en Afrique Australe

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Chantal Cantin, Département d'Anthropologie Université de Montréal MONTREAL

Département d'Anthropologie

Hervé Juste, Département d'Anthropologie Université de Montréal MONTREAL

Département d'Anthropologie

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Chantal Cantin (Département d'Anthropologie Université de Montréal MONTREAL)

Hervé Juste (Département d'Anthropologie Université de Montréal MONTREAL)

Published Jul 28, 1986

Abstract




Commentary on the Film "The Gods must be Crazy"


This critical comment on the film "The Gods must be Crazy" deals with the controversial reactions it provoked. The Anti-Apartheidlobby has condemned it as implicitely racist but others qualified it as an amusing, entertaining comedy.


In the first part the authors analyze a number of differing press-comments.


In the second part they try to identify the stereotypes about Black and White.


Finally the authors describe the reactions of some 40 spectators by means of a debate with a preceding description of the South African political context ("contextualization") aiming at orienting the audience towards the thesis of a racist film.


KEYWORDS : film, Southern Africa, apartheid, stereotype 





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