Council on African Studies: “Without Misty Eyes: Documentary, African Women and Representation”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 3:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Council on African Studies presents

Florence Ayisi, University of South Wales, U.K:

“Without Misty Eyes: Documentary, African Women and Representation.”

How can the gaps, silences, and blind spots around representations of African femininity be redressed? Drawing from own films, issues of agency, intervention, and [nuanced] representational autonomy underly the presentation’s reflexive verve.

Florence Ayisi is professor of International Documentary Film at the Faculty of Business and Creative Industries, University of South Wales, U.K.

Ayisi is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker with extensive experience of producing documentary films in national and international contexts, including Cameroon, Tanzania and in the U.K. Her first feature documentary, Sisters in Law, (co-directed with Kim Longinotto, 2005), was longlisted for an Academy Award (Oscars) in 2006. Her documentaries have won prestigious film awards and have been screened at film festivals and on TV Channels worldwide.

Open to: 
General Public