By Jessica Dickson PhD candidate, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Abstract: The opening of the Cape Town Film Studios in 2010 ushered South Africa prominently into an intensifying transnational filmmaking economy, often referred to as ‘global Hollywood.’ Publicized as “the first custom-built high-tech film studio complex of its kind in Africa,” the promise of this infrastructure soon exceeded stakeholder’s expectations as demand for studio space by foreign production companies outpaced supply. One solution for...
Kodwo Eshun is a writer, theorist, and filmmaker. His research interests include contemporary art and critical theory with particular reference to postwar liberation movements, modern and contemporary musicality, cybernetic theory, the cinematic soundtrack and archaeologies of futurity.
Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes TEODROS KIROS—acclaimed scholar of African philosophy and associate professor at Berklee College of Music—and renowned writer and public philosopher CORNEL WEST for a discussion of Teodros's latest book, Conversations with Cornel West.
Speakers: Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Senior Researcher, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) HE Ambassador Sidya Ould Elhadj, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the United Kingdom Rigmor Elianne Koti, Special Representative for the Sahel, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Director, Africa Programme; Managing Director, Risk, Ethics and Resilience, Chatham House
Conflict with non-state armed groups in the Sahel continues to spiral, with over 6,600 civilians killed between October 2019 and October 2020...