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Moustapha Alassane: Program 1

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The Wexner Center is proud to participate in the first-ever touring retrospective of pioneering Nigerian filmmaker Moustapha Alassane. Alassane’s career spanned four decades, and his work reflects the political climate of his time, often critiquing both European colonialism and local corruption. This series is but a sample of his diverse output, which ranged from animation and narrative films to ethnographic works and reflected the influence of such filmmakers as Jean Rouch and Norman McLaren.

Organized by the French Embassy, New York, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Moustapha Alassane, Cineaste of the Possible
(Moustapha Alassane, cinéaste du possible, Christian Lelong and Maria Silvia Bazzoli, 2008)

Alassane reminisces about his career in this captivating portrait of the pioneering director. (90 mins., beta SP)

Aoure
(1962)

This hybrid documentary chronicles the life of a young married Zharma (ethnic Muslim) couple living in the Niger River Valley. (30 mins., 16mm)

The Ring of King Koda
(La bague du roi Koda, 1962)

Alassane brings to life the Zharma legend of King Koda who, in order to test the loyalty of a subject, asks him to guard one of his rings for a year. (24 mins., 16mm)

Program: 2 hours, 24 mins.

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Moustapha Alassane, Cineaste of the Possible (Christian Lelong & Maria Silvia Bazzoli, 2008), image courtesy of the French Embassy, New York.

a man and woman converse standing in a dreary landscape

Aoure, image courtesy of the French Embassy, New York.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Moustapha Alassane: Program 1