Tag Archives: Film

Job post: Associate/Full Professor — Film, Digital/Print Media and/or Visual Culture — Fordham University

The Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University invites applications for a tenured position in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning August 2020, at the Lincoln Center Campus.

The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin

Events this week celebrate the opening of an exhibit featuring 200 photographs of Ugandan president Idi Amin, together with film and radio material generated by the Amin government. The exhibition, curated by Nelson Abiti, Richard Vokes, Edgar Taylor and Derek Peterson, grows out of a very large trove of recently-discovered photographic negatives digitised at the Uganda […]

Saving Africa’s Giants: Targeting Chinese ivory, rhino horn consumption

From the moving story today on NPR’s Morning Edition: “Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. Yao stars in the Animal Planet documentary Saving Africa’s Giants With Yao Ming.” Yao is working with the WildAid organization’s anti-poaching campaign to target the consumption of […]

Afronauts update

We blogged in February about a book featuring fictional photos of a sci-fi fantasy centered around a true but forgotten Zambian space program in the 1960s:  “Cristina De Middel‘s Afronauts: An African space fantasy” has been nominated and is on the short list for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013.” CNN later picked up the story. It has since had much […]

Screening features Wanuri Kahiu’s science fiction film, Pumzi

The African Studies Association announces its annual film screenings for Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD (USA). The 56th Annual Meeting will feature three film screenings, in addition to the traditional video booths in the Exhibit Hall. This year, two of the […]