On Tuesday 16 May, Saheed Bello from the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, presented his research on adaptation at the CFMS seminar. He focused specifically on the adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and adapted to film by Biyi Bandele.
CFMS Associate Professor Haupt recently presented a plenary paper at the Race + IP conference held at Boston College in Boston, Massachussets, from 20-22 April 2017. Haupt presented in a plenary session titled "Reimagining IP".
On Tuesday 18 April, Aylin Basaran from the University of Vienna presented her research on the history of Tanzania’s film industry from the 1960-90s. According to Basaran, film had already been introduced during Tanzania’s colonial period, particularly as an educational medium to instruct citizens about farming and health practices. Educational films have since been a source of skepticism for Tanzanians.
On Friday 31st March, we were privileged to screen Nadine Cloete’s often harrowing, always riveting, and deeply moving documentary on murdered freedom fighter Ashley Kriel. Nadine, an alumna of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, was present to engage with the audience.