Film & Media Studies collaborates with African & African American Studies

This Saturday from 12-2pm EST, Film and Media Studies and AAAS are having a discussion with filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, author Nnedi Okorafor, and creative entrepreneur Dayo Ogunyemi. Themes of the discussion will include: sexuality & falling in love illegally, Afro and African futurisms, and Pan-Africanist collaborations. Please add this to your calendar and come on by if you can!

This event will take place Saturday January 30, from 12-2 PM.  All are welcome!

Wanuri Kahiu has emerged as one the most important filmmakers and certainly the top African female filmmaker in recent years. Her films touch on questions of gender, sexuality, and African futures, among other themes. Her most recent film, Rafiki premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2018 and received many awards. Rafiki was censored in Kenya for its content. 

If you would like to view Kahiu's films before the webinar:  Rafiki is available for free on Kanopy. Her other famous short film, Pumzi (a futurist film), is available on YouTube.

Here is the YouTube link for Narrating Black Futures

Thank you to the sponsors:  African and African American Studies, Comparative Literature, Dickey Center, Ethics Institute, Film and Media Studies, Hopkins Center, Leslie Center, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.