Sissoko Hosts Filmmaker and Professor Cherif Keita

Posted on 4/29/2016 9:11:58 AM

Cherif Keita, a filmmaker and professor at Carlton College, Northfield, Minn. was a guest speaker in Yaya Sissoko’ s class, ECON 338 – Poverty in Africa, on April 11, 2016.

Keita screened and discussed the film Djoliba: Model Village, about the first American project in the newly independent country, Mali, in 1962.

Later on the same day, IUP hosted Keita as he screened and discussed his film Remembering Nokutela. The film brings to light the once-forgotten contributions of Nukutela Mdima Dube in early-20th-century efforts to empower black South Africans. Nuketela Dube was the first wife of John L. Dube, the founding president of what became the African National Congress (ANC), as well as an educator, journalist, and musician. Together the couple traveled to the United States, produced and presented choral music, and became the first black persons to establish a school in South Africa.

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