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Mr Dylan Valley

Lecturer of Film and Television Studies


Dylan Valley is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator. He is currently a Lecturer at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, and a PhD student in media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 2013 he received a Pulitzer Fellowship from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where he received his Masters in Specialised Journalism. At USC he completed his thesis documentary on the ground-breaking web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae. In January 2020, his virtual reality documentary Azibuye - The Occupation premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontiers Category.

Dylan has directed various documentaries  for South African and international television, namely the award winning Afrikaaps (2010), The Uprising of Hangberg (2010), Jumu'a (2011) and Incarcerated Knowledge (2013). He has also directed two documentary films for Al Jazeera’s Arabic Documentary Channel.

Dylan spent a year as a commissioning editor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He is on the editorial board of the critical Pan-African arts, politics and culture blog, Africa is a Country. He has published in The Journal of South African and American Studies (SAFUNDI) as well as the online arts journal, Ellipses.

He is currently an Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity (2019-2020) and a New Generation of Academics Program (nGAP) recipient. His PhD research explores how the internet is shaping new methods of filmmaking on the African continent, and in the diaspora.


Contact details

dylan.valley@uct.ac.za

(021) 650 5363

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