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Bekolo, Jean-Pierre

Overview
Works: 26 works in 79 publications in 4 languages and 406 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Dystopian films  Experimental films  Political films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Interviewee, fmd
Classifications: PQ3989.2.B366, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Quartier Mozart by Jean-Pierre Bekolo( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sorceress helps a young girl enter the body of a young man so she can understand the sexual politics of her working class quarter of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital
Africa for the future : sortir un nouveau monde du cinéma by Jean-Pierre Bekolo( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Plot : Le complot d'Aristote( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Essemba Tourneur, an accursed moviemaker driven out of Europe, goes back home, everything seems to have changed drastically. He discovers in amazement that the old movie theater is now occupied by a gang of thugs led by an African nicknamed 'cinema', who ingests American movies all day long. Essemba decides to recover the premises in order to project African movies and renames the movie theater 'Heritage Cinema'. For their part, the hoodlums who have been expelled from town and deprived of movies, are getting bored. They thus decide to strip Essemba's theater and to open a makeshift cinema in the village where they took refuge. Unfortunately, their loot is only made of African movies. With an aching heart, they project them to the villagers who love them. Essemba decides to get his movies back and to settle Cinema and his gang, thus slipping in spite of himself into a real fiction in the American style"--Container
Saignantes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A superbly photographed, edited and scored film about two young femmes fatales who set out to rid a futuristic country of its corrupt and sexually obsessed powerful men. In this stylized, sci-fi action-horror hybrid, Majolie and Chouchou navigate a sordid world of sex, money, politics and death. They are on a mission to change the destiny of their country, but their task is made difficult by a formidable foe. Revelling in excess, Les saignantes is one of the first science fiction films to come out of Africa"--Container
Aristotle's plot( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a southern African town, a group of wannabe gansters hangs out at the Cinema Africa, subjecting themselves to the megadoses of the latest actionfests. They've even taken the names of their screen gods: Van Damme, Bruce Lee, Nikita, Saddam, and their leader, Cinema
Thème Je = The camera I by Françoise Romand( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La réalisatrice fait son autoportrait cinématographique, risque tout, et livre dans ce film des éléments de sa vie, mais aussi ses interrogations métaphysiques, sa conception du cinéma et de l'amour. Elle questionne sa mère sur sa famille d'origine arménienne. Elle pleure et rit, s'habille et se déshabille devant la caméra, comme devant un miroir sans tain. Il s'agit d'une recherche comme un essai en littérature, un travail à la 1re personne, qui explore la représentation de soi-même, et les limites de cette représentation".-- Site film-documentaire.fr, visionné le 6 février 2017
Blanc d'ébène et Quartier Mozart( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le président = The president( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intelligently rendered mix of mockumentary and drama, the disappearance of the President of Cameroon a few days before the elections is a sign that the 'spectre' has taken over. Young people are becoming restless, intellectuals are debating national issues, prisoners are making political plans and people are asking difficult questions. With this film, which contains the stories of succession, independence and revolution, director Jean-Pierre Bekolo presents a very different African narrative, one which attempts to interrupt notions of genre, not just by mixing fiction and reality but also in its treatment of form and imagery." -- Internet
Naked reality( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wanita is on a journey of discovery. It is 150 years from now and Africa has become one big, sprawling metropolis, operated by an immortal race. Devoid of control, imagination and emotion, human beings are becoming obsolete. Wanita is of a new generation, working to fulfil her mission according to her DNA instructions. Can her mind break free? Jean Pierre Bekolo’s dizzying alternate reality is a trippy ride into the future as Africa breaks into new horizons of possibility."--filmafrica.org.uk, viewed January 11, 2017
La grammaire de grand mere ... Djibril Diop Mambéty( Visual )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seated in a bar, the late Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety (1945-1998) speculates on the nature of cinematic storytelling. Somewhat in his cups, he plays with the words 'grammaire' (grammar) and 'grand-mere' (grandmother), basically arguing that one is not required to conform to pre- established rules and that the filmmaker is free to develop his/her own grammar, just like grandma's stories are not always the same. Behind the camera is Jean-Pierre Bekolo from Cameroon
Les Saignantes : a storx of corruption sexuality et supernatural power by Jean-Pierre Bekolo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filmakers in conversation( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les choses et les mots de Mudimbe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"An autobiographical interview of one of Africa's living most profound and versatile philosophers, Valentin Yves Mudimbe. Born in 1941 in Likasi, in the Kasai region of today's Democratic Republic of Congo, Mudimbe's early education destines him for Benedictine priesthood. He does not eventually join priesthood, but his Benedictine background prepares him for a disciplined and focused lifestyle that contributes immensely to his intellectual acumen. Even though faithful to some of his Benedictine principles and lifestyle, Mudimbe is an eclectic scholar that sails above fixations of any kind. His earnest quest for knowledge will enable him straddle across different modes of belief, disciplinary boundaries, languages, cultures, or intellectual currents to which his oeuvre could be aligned. A philosopher and philologist by training, his contributions to history, literature, anthropology and even a field like psychiatry need not be overemphasized. More so, Mudimbe is versed in at least four African languages, key Romance and Germanic languages and classic languages like Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin."--Africultures.com
Les pieds nickeles a l'elysee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The film opposes the strong figure of General de Gaulle to the young leaders chosen to become the presidents of the Africa’s newly independent countries. We can see De Gaulle's project of La Communauté from which emerged what is now called La Françafrique, and all the manipulations pushing other African unity projects to fail. This is a documentary made [from] archive footage where the filmmaker uses the power of the image to deconstruct the French myth of the Fathers of Independence. "As someone who was born after Independence, discovering these images made me realize that Africa could not go anywhere with all these submissive leaders chosen by De Gaulle""-- http://5696614.flickrocket.com/us/All/c/1/LES-PIEDS-NICKELES-A-L-ELYSEE/p/12965 (as viewed on May 12, 2016)
The Chimurenga Chronic : Aug 2013 by Binyanvanga Wainaina( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La grammaire de grand mere (aka - grandma's grammar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seated in a bar, the late Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety (1945-1998) speculates on the nature of cinematic storytelling. Somewhat in his cups, he plays with the words 'grammaire' (grammar) and 'grand-mere' (grandmother), basically arguing that one is not required to conform to pre- established rules and that the filmmaker is free to develop his/ her own grammar, just like grandma's stories are not always the same. Behind the camera is Jean-Pierre Bekolo from Cameroon
African cinema, post-colonialism and the aesthetic strategies of representation by Manthia Diawara( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kvarteret Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kvarterets høvding" er en dejlig rapkæftet tøs, der så gerne vil lære kærlighedens væsen at kende
 
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Alternative Names
Bekolo Obama, Jean-Pierre

Bekolo Obama Jean-Pierre 1966-....

Jean-Pierre Bekolo afrikanischer Filmregisseur

Jean-Pierre Bekolo Cameroonian film director

Jean-Pierre Bekolo director de cine camerunés

Jean-Pierre Bekolo filmregisseur uit Kameroen

Jean-Pierre Bekolo regista camerunese

Obama, Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Obama Jean-Pierre Bekolo 1966-....

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