Global and transnational connections in contemporary African arts and creative practice
29th June, Auditorium B204, 2nd Floor, Building II, 14:30-16:30
LizelleBisschoff (University of Glasgow)
Isabel Mendes (Queen Margaret University)
Special preview screening:
Creation in Exile: Five Filmmakers in Conversation | Daniela Ricci. 53’, 2013.
Newton Aduaka, John Akomfrah, Haile Gerima, DaniKouyaté and Jean Odoutan: five major African filmmakers in exile. This documentary follows their personal and artistic paths from Paris to Washington, from Ouagadougou to London, via Uppsala. Their everyday lives echo with sequences of their films, whose characters and situations are expressions of their complex identities. Through the gazes of these filmmakers, in search of equilibrium between different cultures, masks fall and myths are smashed!
The filmmaker Daniela Ricci will be present, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Daniela, chaired by Lizelle Bisschoff, founder of the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Scotland.