May was Africa Month, and in celebration, CFMS hosted two events for Women Screen Africa - firstly a screening of African films directed by women, and secondly a panel discussion on those films by postgraduate students.
On 9 and 10 June CFMS will be hosting a student showcase to the public to highlight our work in film and media. This will take place in the Neville Alexander Lecture Theatres 1 and 2 on UCT Upper Campus. CFMS offers two majors - one in Film and TV Studies, and another in Media and Writing.
CFMS' third year Interactive media and Broadcast Journalism students recently went on a field trip to the City of Cape Town Council Chambers. The trip was in the lead up to modules in Data Journalism and Video Documentary, both with strong focuses on the City of Cape Town with respect to spatial inequality and the City Budget for the 2017/18 financial year.
On Friday 12 May, CFMS students were visited by Jackson Fager, the Vice Africa Bureau Chief. Students of the third year Interactive Media, Broadcast Journalism and Screen Production classes gathered at the UCT TV Studio housed in the Baxter Theatre Complex for a screening and QnA session of Vice on HBO's "Right to Die" - a 25 minute documentary on the legal provisions for the practice of euthanasia in the US and Europe.