Children’s Fantasy and Moroccan Social Issues in Francophone Film

Ayuningtyas, G and Tjahjani, J (2020) Children’s Fantasy and Moroccan Social Issues in Francophone Film. In: BASA 2019, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Fantasy is a pleasure and, in essence, is a way to escape from human’s condition or reality by building a second life. In the film Ali Zaoua: Prince de la Rue, children's fantasy is shown through narrative and cinematographic aspects. This article focuses on the depiction of fantasy using a qualitative method and a textual approach. This analysis utilizes Greimas Actantial Model, film art by Boggs and Petrie, as well as structural semiotics by Barthes. The concept of fantasy by Rosemary Jackson is also utilized to deepen the analysis. The purpose of this study is to portray children’s fantasy and social issues related to poverty and family in the movie Ali Zaoua: Prince de la Rue. The finding of the analysis shows that fantasies created by children, are a way to escape reality. The fantasies that were represented as children’s imagination and becomes an antithesis to the fulfillment of real-life desires. This is related to the condition of street children who wish for a better livelihood.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fantasy; moroccan children’s film; poverty; structural semiotic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 14:30

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