Hidden Herstories: Charting the Roles of Women in African Cinema

16 May 2018, 4.30 PM - 16 May 2018, 5.30 PM

Dr Lizelle Bisschoff

Department of Film and Television, 5th floor Seminar Room, The Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, BS8 1LN

Dr Lizelle Bisschoff, Lecturer, University of Glasgow, and founder of the Africa in Motion Film Festival, Scotland

Dr Bisschoff will sketch out the scope and discuss some of the challenges encountered in working on a co-authored monograph Women in African Cinema: Film Beyond the Body Politic (co-authored with Stefanie Van De Peer, Routledge, forthcoming 2019). The book attempts to move beyond the anti-colonial African filmmaking that has received most attention in scholarly publications, to engage with women filmmakers from all stages of history and all areas of the African continent, and to show the wide variety of subjects, approaches, aesthetics, genres, forms and politics that have been woven into the fabric of African women’s filmmaking.

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception


Organised by the Department of Film and Television, in collaboration with the Centre for Black Humanities and the Screen Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts

Contact information

Enquiries: Jacqueline Maingard; j.maingard@bristol.ac.uk

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