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À la recherche de l’origine perdue. Identité et mémoire dans les documentaires autobiographiques diasporiques en France

Abstract : This thesis aims to question the place of diasporic subjects - all individuals who have experienced immigration directly or who come from a family diaspora - in France, directly through their most intimate voice. By adopting an unpublished corpus of 91 autobiographical documentaries produced by these diasporic subjects in France, this text aims to introduce a new film genre, which we call diasporic autobiographical documentary, and which is at the crossroads of autobiographical documentary and diasporic cinema. Since almost all of the titles have been produced in the last twenty years, the constitution of this genre helps to highlight a phenomenon that contributes to the contemporary definition of the French nation, as well as all the multicultural societies of today: the questioning of the bond that unites individuals with a diasporic origin and their communities of belonging. The autobiographical dimension of these films expresses all the challenges of this I-Us dialectic: the director's questions about his identity, his affiliations with the country of origin and with the host country, his attempts to recover his family's collective and diasporic memory, and, finally, his subjective ways of building a self-image that can guide him in between his plural belongings. Through a transdisciplinary approach, combining in particular Film Studies, Postcolonial Studies and social sciences, this work aims to present a first systematic reflection on the audiovisual self-representation of diasporic subjects in France, in order to contribute on one hand to the analysis of the relationship between cinema and migration, and on the other hand to the debate on living together, starting by including the voice of all those who form our society.
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Guglielmo Scafirimuto. À la recherche de l’origine perdue. Identité et mémoire dans les documentaires autobiographiques diasporiques en France. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019PA030030⟩. ⟨tel-03020639⟩



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