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Choses et les mots de Mudimbe (Les)
Mudimbe's Order of Things
Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama
Long | Cameroun | 2014
avec Vumbi Yoka (Valentin Yves) Mudimbe

 

 

 

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Un portrait du philosophe Valentin Mudimbe.
Entretien biographique de Valentin Yves Mudimbe, né en 1941 dans ce qui est aujourd'hui la République Démocratique du Congo. Philosophe et philologue de formation, a contribué à l'histoire ainsi que l'anthropologie, dans l'esprit de ce que Enrique Dussel qualifie comme étant le "transmodernisme", une déconstruction du (post)modernisme occidentale et l'ouverture des espaces pour d'autres histoires, pour d'autres altern(arr)atives.

Un film de Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama.

Cameroun, 2014, Documentaire, 243 min, Portrait, Couleur, HD, Stereo

Avec V.Y Mudimbe



Version originale: Français
Sous-titres: Anglais
Image, montage, son: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Production: Jean-Pierre Bekolo

2015 | 26è FID Marseille, France
* Sélection : ÉCRAN PARALLÈLE / Histoire de portraits
* En collaboration avec Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
* Projections : tous les jours, à 10H, 14H15, 18H30,à la Villa Méditerranée (au sous sol). Jusqu'au 6 juillet.
* En présence du réalisateur
http://fidmarseille.org/index.php/fr/?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=1948


2015 | Berlinale
* Sélection - Panorama Expanded
* World Premiere / Première Mondiale
* Projection / Screening: mardi 10 février, à 12:00, à Akademie Der Künste Hanseatenweg, Berlin, by AfricAvenir, In cooperation with Forum Expanded. With director Jean-Pierre Bekolo in attendance and followed by a conversation with Brigitta Kuster.
* www.facebook.com/events/354098294792360/
* www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2015/02_programm_2015/02_Filmdatenblatt_2015_201508709.php

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.

A film by Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama

Cameroon, 2014, Documentary, Feature, 243 min, Portrait, Colour, HD, Stereo

NOTE OF THE PROGRAMMER (Berlinale 2015)
Les Mots et les Choses de Mudimbe is a portrait of the Congolese intellectual V-Y Mudimbe, one of the most important living African philosophers and writers. Mudimbe was born in 1941 in Likasi, then the Belgian Congo and today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first he studied economics in Kinshasa, later getting his doctorate in Romance Philology in Paris. The linguistic genius - he speaks around 10 languages and can read in another 8 - has taught at a large number of prestigious universities in the world, in France, Belgium, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, and Germany. In 1979 Mudimbe emigrated to the USA, where he is still Professor Emeritus at Duke University. In his work, which has received numerous awards, Mudimbe is concerned with the past and present of Africa between tradition and European influence, and with the processes of breakup and destruction caused by colonialism, missionary activity, and development aid. For instance, his novel Shaba deux, which came out in 1978, treats the horrible events under the Mobutu dictatorship. His novel Le Bel Immonde (1976) appeared in German in 1982 under the title Auch wir sind schmutzige Flüsse and in English in 1989 as Before the Birth of the Moon. His monographs The Invention of Africa (1988) and The Idea of Africa, in which he attempts to liberate Africa from its positioning as the ‘absolute other' in Western thought, are considered classics and their significance is often compared to Edward Said's Orientalism.
The film is an unusual portrait by one of the the most well-known filmmakers in Cameroon. An "introduction, abduction, seduction" (Dorothee Wenner) into Mudimbe's work and thought. Organized like a book, in which new chapters are continually being opened up, introduced each time with handwritten text panels, the film inserts itself into this highly complex thought, this biography that practically covers the whole globe. The house where Mudimbe lives becomes a structure that houses this life and thought, and thus the film. Only at the very end does the camera come to rest in a shot that can be taken as inviting. Precisely in its tenacity, the film unfolds into an architecture of alternating perspectives, it creates configurations, it traces assemblages that embody the knowledge and thought of Mudimbe: never conclusive, always in connection (Édouard Glissant would say rélations). The house, Mudimbe's stories and references, and thus the film are filled with books, photos - of family and companions and friends - memories, diplomas, countless objects, statues, and technical devices. Encompassing an entire century, but still open to everything, the old as well as the new. It's about Hegel, Derrida, Aristotle, about Hannah Arendt, Clifford Geertz, Pierre Bourdieu, and - as is clear from the title - about Foucault; about the Berlin Africa Conference, about the philosophical emergence of thinking about ‘Rasse' during the German colonial period Rwanda/Burundi. About African philosophers and a critical investigation of occidental production of knowledge. And what it's about over and over again is: how knowledge arises, is taught, how it is conveyed. Mudimbe creates fascinating cross connections, a way of ‘reading,' of analyzing the past and the present, constantly critical, constantly curious. His own private histories also come into play, as the son of parents from different ‘ethnicities,' educated by the Benedictines (a comparison of different religions also comes up). His thought, his teaching, his research is not an end in itself, "but he also means himself when he says that it's actually better ‘for the system' if philosophers are dead - otherwise they cause trouble." (Dorothee Wenner)
Bekolo once again shows himself to be a delightful portrait filmmaker. Like in his magnificent - radically short - portrait of Djibril Diop Mambéty (La grammaire de ma grand-mère, F 1996), he creates a mise-en-scène from speech and the ever present possibility of contradicting it, of the "possible encounters... with the question of what film can say and how it can narrate something together with someone, with other things and people" (Brigitta Kuster). An unusual film, as fascinating as its object/subject, opulent, sensitive, clever, and radical. Another station of delightful postcolonial, cosmopolitan filmmaking.
(Nanna Heidenreich), Berlin FilmFest 2015

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Cameroun

date de création
2014

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Long

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portrait

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HD

durée
243'

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http://www.facebook.com/Les-Choses-et-les-Mots-de-Mudimbe-Mudimbes-Order-of-Things-1549253225312755/

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Acteur/trice
Vumbi Yoka (Valentin Yves) Mudimbe

Personne concernée
Vumbi Yoka (Valentin Yves) Mudimbe

Réalisateur/trice
Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama

Scénariste
Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama

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Jean-Pierre Bekolo SARL
Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Producteur
B.P.5491
Immeuble Bekolo&Partners
Carrefour Mvog Mbi
Yaoundé
Cameroun
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Entretien
Jean-Pierre Bekolo : "J'ai envie de faire des films qui soignent"
Simon Mbaki Mazakala
publié le 21/06/2017 13:06:03
 

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Evènements
   

 

05/02/2015 > 15/02/2015
festival |Allemagne |
Berlinale 2015 (65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)
65ème festival de Berlin

 

 

13/02/2015 > 13/03/2015
conférence-débat |France |
L'exil dans les cinémas d'Afrique et sa diaspora
Journée d'étude

 

 

30/06/2015 > 06/07/2015
festival |France |
Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille (FID) 2015
26ème édition.

 

 

08/11/2015 > 15/11/2015
festival |Nigeria |
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2015)
5ème édition

 

 

11/05/2017 > 13/05/2017
festival |République démocratique du Congo |
Kinshasa 2050 : Digital city ? / 2ème édition
2ème édition. Festival "Kinshasa 2050", organisé par le Goethe-Institut Kinshasa et l'Institut Français - Halle de la Gombe. Avec Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Ibaaku, Felwine Sarr et autres invités.

 

 

11/05/2017 > 13/05/2017
cycle de cinéma |République démocratique du Congo |
Rétrospective : Jean-Pierre Bekolo
En présence du cinéaste Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Entrée libre.

 
   


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