Author Spotlight

Sally Shafto

Sally Shafto is the author of The Zanzibar Films and the Dandies of May 1968 (Paris Expérimental, 2007) and the translator and editor of Writings (Sequence Press, 2016), a collection of work by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Her translation of Jean-Michel Frodon’s monograph The World of Jia Zhangke is forthcoming. She teaches world cinema, including Maghrebi film, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Between 2010 and 2015, she lived in Morocco, where she taught at the Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Ouarzazate, and covered developments in Moroccan cinema for two online journals, Framework and Senses of Cinema.

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Hidden Figures

Heiress at the Revolution

In the aftermath of the political turmoil that swept through France in 1968, Sylvina Boissonnas used her wealth to sponsor some of the most radical films of the era, including works by Philippe Garrel and Jackie Raynal.

By Sally Shafto

Stavis, Guerra, and an American Cinematheque

The writer remembers two New York film figures.

By Sally Shafto

Trances: Power to the People

Ahmed El Maânouni’s film celebration of the musical group Nass El Ghiwane is part of a long tradition of Moroccan cinema.

By Sally Shafto