CFMS is proud to announce we will screen Whispering Truth to Power by director Shameela Seedat. Seedat will also be present to introduce the film on Friday 7 September in the New Lecture Theatre at 14:00. Whispering Truth to Power will also screen at the "BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age" symposium, which takes place on 6 and 7 September. The programme of the symposium can be viewed here.
On Tuesday 4 September, Prof. Dr. Jens Wendland from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin will present at our CFMS seminar on "The transformation of the media landscape through digitization of communication." The lecture aims to discuss the radical change of a media society due to digitization, with a focus on the German media landscape as an example.
The Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute (DOC) based in Berlin, Germany, will host a symposium titled “BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age” at the University of Cape Town on 6 and 7 September where issues such as digital activism, the political economy of BRICS media and media value systems in the BRICS countries will come under the spotlight.
Courtesy of the Daily Maverick, twenty journalism students from the Centre for Film and Media Studies enjoyed a series of presentations at The Gathering, an annual meeting of top journalists, thought leaders and industry specialists. Hosted at the Cape Town Convention Centre, students were inspired by the likes of Rebecca Davis, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Adriaan Basson, Ferial Haffajee and Mondli Makhanya.
“We have seen that the chiefs are selling land to business people, mining companies, giving land to foreigners to build malls. We know that sometimes our land rights are not properly written in the law. But we know that traditionally we have a land right” Mbhekiseni Mavuso, Makhasaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa – LAND RIGHTS ACTIVIST
On 3 August 2018, American actor, producer and activist, Danny Glover, visited the University of Cape Town for a seminar titled #AskDanny, hosted by Cineculture in partnership with UCT Centre for Film & Media Studies and Wesgro. Students had the opportunity to hear Glover speak about African media as well as their future careers in the industry.
CFMS is proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Associate Professor Tanja Bosch, is on Social Science One’s Africa Advisory Committee. SSO has created a unique partnership between academic researchers and private industry to work towards understanding and solving society’s greatest challenges.
On Tuesday 31 July, CFMS will be hosting Duke University's Associate Professor Kathryn Mathers for a seminar titled "Can a film change the way Americans talk about Africa?" at 13:00 in AC Jordan 4A.
Three CFMS students, Lara Moyles, Ruby Chikwiri and Upasna Maharaj, recently attended the 2018 Duke Menell Media Exchange in Johannesburg. Lara (CFMS Hons Media Theory & Practice) and Ruby (CFMS Hons in Political Communication) shared their experiences of the conference with us.
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.