auteur

auteur

[oh-tur; Fr. oh-tœr]
auteur, in film criticism, a director who so dominates the film-making process that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the motion picture. The auteur theory holds that the director is the primary person responsible for the creation of a motion picture and imbues it with his or her distinctive, recognizable style. Propounded most notably by the French director and film critic François Truffaut and the American film critic Andrew Sarris, it has been attacked by others, including Pauline Kael.
Bureau Nigérien du Droit d’Auteur (BNDA) is the Niger office that manages copyright under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Culture and under the financial supervision of the Ministry of Finance. The director is Ganda Tahirou.

It became a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers on October 15, 1997.

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