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Lecture "Women in African Cinema: Presence and Absence"

donderdag, 10 maart, 2016 - 19:30
Le Space
Sleutelstraat 26, 1000 Brussels
CEMESO|VUB in partnership with Afrika Film Festival
Evening Lecture

Masterclass: Women in African Cinema:Questions of Presence and Absence by Lizelle Bisschoff 

Synopisis: In this talk, Lizelle will discuss a large corpus of films by African women, accompanied by clip viewings, in order to explore notions of nationalism and post/neo-colonialism in African societies; issues related to the female body such as health, beauty and sexuality; collective and individual female identity; African feminism in the past and present; and the significance of traditional cultural practices versus the consequences and effects of modernity.

Lizelle Bisschoff Biography: Lizelle Bisschoff is a researcher in African film and the founder of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, now in its tenth year (www.africa-in-motion.org.uk). Lizelle holds a PhD in African cinema from the University of Stirling in Scotland, in which she researched the role of women in African film. She has published widely on sub-Saharan African cinema and regularly attends African film festivals as speaker and jury member. She is currently a lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, where she teaches African cinema and continues her research on contemporary African film.