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African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies

Project description

Bringing marginalised African cinema into the spotlight

After more than half a century since its establishment, film and screen studies remains a colonised field, mostly Eurocentric in its historical, theoretical, and critical frameworks. Films and scholarship by Africans, in particular, and by people of colour, in general, are frequently marginalised, if not completely excluded. The EU-funded AFRISCREENWORLDS project aims to bring into the spotlight the most marginalised regional cinema through the study of 'screen worlds', with a focus on Africa. Drawing on diverse global contexts, the project explores the complexities of audiovisual narratives and their production and circulation in our contemporary moment, embracing scholarly as well as creative and activist methods.

Host institution

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES ROYAL CHARTER
Net EU contribution
€ 1 828 524,86
Address
Thornhaugh Street Russel Square
WC1H OXG London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 828 524,86
Address
Thornhaugh Street Russel Square
WC1H OXG London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 157 053,08
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00