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Reframing Africa: Future Archives

When: Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Sunday, 20 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:10:00

This two day conference is hosted by the Wits School of Arts, Wits History Workshop, The Market Photo Workshop and The Windybrow Theatre.

Saturday 19 October

10:00   Coffee & Registration

10:30   Opening Remarks / Introduction

11:00   Re-Covering the Archive

Can the Archive Speak? Searching for Interior Life in Absences - Reece Auguiste

auto-ignition (celluloid as dust, as ash in the colonial archive) - Bettina Malcomess

Chair: Dylan Valley

12:00   National Film Archives Members of the NFA panel  Chair: Aboubakar Sanogo

12:50  Lunch break

13:45 Exhibition walkabout - Afro Argentina by multi-media artist Gaby Messina

14:10  Future Framings

Film: an archive and vehicle to re-define, re-imagine a violent past - Tanja Sakota Paradise Fallen - Zen Marie

What happens when you think of Cinema beyond representation? Kino Kadre collective and their practice of radical Cinema - Chris Wessels & Eugene Paramoer

Chair: Bettinna Malcomess

15:40   Coffee

16:00   Makers of the Archive of the Future

Transforming Education with Black Diaspora Film and Filmmaking Practice –

Ashley Ellis 

Realising Potential in a Pan African Cinema Archive - June Givanni (via Skype)

Archives as Resources: South African film history and education Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk Chair: Reece Auguiste

17:30   Drinks & Snacks

18:15    Introduction by Teemour Mambéty (via Skype) and screening of Touki Bouki (90mins) by Djibril Diop Mambéty "Tears up the screen with fantasies of African modernity never before seen in film or literature" Manthia Diawara 

20:15   End

Sunday 20 October

11:00  Coffee

11:15   Tainted Archive

District Six Museum - Chrischene Julius

Aboubakar Sanogo

Kumbula: The Third Limitation - Jacob Cloete

Legends of the Casbah - Damon Heatlie

Chair: Cynthia Kros

13:05   Lunch

14:00   Reimagining the Archive

 Stop Bath, Stop River - Abri de Swardt

House of Realness - Sipho Gongxeka 

Family Album - BLD Collective 

Chair: Candice Jansen

15:30   Plenary – Concluding Remarks - Ali Hlongwane 

Chair: Pervaiz Khan

16:30   Drinks & Snacks

17:15   Introduction and screening of Hyenas(1hr 50mins) by Djibril Diop Mambéty - A story of justice, money, and vengeance

19:15   Closing

Venue: Market Photo Workshop 138 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

Space will be limited. If you are interested in attending the workshop please email and There is no registration fee.

Touki Bouki restored 2008 by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project & the family of Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways & Qatar Museum Authorit


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