Lezing 'Autobiographic film as a counterpoint to colonial legacies in Belgian postcolonial cinema'

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13-10-2021 van 14:30 tot 17:30
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Lecture Room 1.3, Rozier 44, 9000 Gent
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Engels
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Department of Languages and Cultures (Africa-division), Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
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Vicky.VanBockhaven@UGent.be
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Monique Mbeka Phoba’s films constitute an archive of her own family history in Congo, or more broadly social memory in Congo and Benin.

Monique Mbeka Phoba’s films constitute an archive of her own family history in Congo, or more broadly social memory in Congo and Benin. Through her work she counters colonial legacies in (Belgian) cinema which still represent people of African descent in selective and passive ways, underexposing their agency and relevant themes such as the position of “évolués” in Congolese society. Often relying on the intimacy of people’s lives, including that of her own mother and aunt e.g. in “Soeur Oyo”, she creates a new kind of archive. This lecture is scheduled in the course Literature, Media and the Arts in the MA programme African Studies of Ghent University. The activity is co-organised by the multi-researcher team of the AFRISURGE project: Transformative Heritage: politics, peacebuilding and digital reconnection with cultural heritage in contemporary Northeast DRCongo.

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