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Reframing Africa – Modernity, cinema and Africa

When: Saturday, 21 October 2017 - Sunday, 22 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Wits School of Arts
Start time:8:30



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In May 1896 as the Scramble for Africa was reaching its zenith, the first film screening in southern Africa took place in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

This workshop will explore cinematic representations and theories that focus on how filmmakers, scholars and critics have engaged, both in the historical past and the contemporary era with the complex histories and experiences of modernity in Africa. This workshop to be attended by international filmmakers is hosted by Wits History Workshop, Wits School of Arts and the Joburg Film Festival with support from the National Research Foundation. Free admission.

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