Lezli continues this five-episode theme with Dr. Panivong Norindr, author of Phantasmatic Indochina French Colonial Ideology in Architecture, Film, and Literature, as well as Samia Errazzouki, Ph.D. candidate examining early modern Northwest African history, prior to which she was Morocco-based journalist. The three explore how French Imperialism bound their countries’ histories and people to each other, the 1992 Academy Award-winning film Indochine serving as a “French Gone With The Wind”, The Myth of Tangier, snake charmers, and static fictional narratives that preserve a colonialist fantasy of these regions that have endured in tourism, novels, films, and culinary culture.
Relevant and Recommended Reads:
Does a restaurant celebrating French colonialism belong in San Francisco?
France is giving citizenship to the African soldiers who fought its wars over 50 years ago
Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Rez Nemorin (Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)