The Art People Message Board › Women Visualizing Africa Film Series – January – April 2012
Women Visualizing Africa Film Series. A Film Series at the University of Michigan
This film series highlights poetic images produced by African women filmmakers. Throughout Africa, women have emerged from the double oppression of patriarchy and colonialism. As producers, directors, actresses, scriptwriters, financiers, promoters, marketers and distributors of film, television, and video, they have become the unsung heroines of the moving image in postcolonial Africa. Unfortunately, these immense contributions by women are underrepresented, both in industry debates and in academic research. There are now many cases in which African women in front of and behind the camera lens have overcome social barriers, yet this is often overlooked.
Free and Open to the Public
All of these films will be shown at 2435 North Quad (4-6 pm), 105 South State Street. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow each film.
Is anyone interested in hosting this as a meetup? I will not be able to do so, but it looks interesting!