On Tuesday 24 July, Associate Professor Sean Jacobs will be presenting on Africa is a Country at the CFMS departmental seminar in AC Jordan 4A at 13:00. Africa is a Country, a site of criticism, analysis and new writing, has grown in popularity since its inception in 2002 and is now widely read and cited by scholars, journalists and cultural critics.
The Water Dancers documentary, a CFMS Honours graduation production, has been officially selected to screen at the 39th Durban International Film Festival on July 25th at 17:00 at CommunityZA. The screening will mark the short film’s World Premiere. The Water Dancers is a short documentary about groundbreaking methods of conservation in South Africa, told through dragonflies, the sentinel indicators of their environments.
The Centre for Film and Media Studies, together with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) will co-host a symposium titled “BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age” at the University of Cape Town on 6-7 September. The event´s aim is to analyse the impact of digitalisation processes on society in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and follows on the 10th Summit of leaders of the BRICS countries to be held in Johannesburg in July.
Prof Herman Wasserman, Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has received three awards this year in recognition of his scholarly work: The Georg Foster Research Award, the Stals Prize for Academy for Science and Arts, and the Neva Award in journalism and mass communication research.