Segunda-feira, 2 de Abril de 2012

 

 

 

Lagos, capitale économique du Nigeria. Ici, le pétrole est roi, les dollars sont brassés par millions. Le pays est le 11e exportateur mondial d’or noir. Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Total, Agip se pressent en contrebas, dans le delta du Niger, où il affleure la terre. Les dégâts de cette surexploitation sont multiples : détournement de pétrole, corruption des fonctionnaires locaux, pollution des sols, rébellion des populations dans des mouvements armés.

À Lagos, il est une catégorie de victimes dont on ne parle jamais : les expulsés, les délogés, les sans-toits. Ceux qui ont été poussés dehors par l’explosion du prix des terrains. Poussés dehors, en somme, par les expatriés, les nouveaux riches et leur niveau de vie.

 

 

 

 

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Quinta-feira, 29 de Dezembro de 2011

 

2011 was a good year for African cinema. In various cinema seats and at home, I’ve been intrigued and moved, horrified and sickened, surprised and hugely entertained by a group of industries that together we call ‘African cinema’ — a sign that what can be expected is anything but stereotypical. In the list below, I’ve chosen films that have expanded what we might think of as ‘African cinema’. Some short films, some documentary, some fiction, some a strange mix of them all.

However, the films I can’t list are perhaps the most powerful ones of the year; those captured on mobile phones and camcorders during critical moments in uprisings, revolutions and elections that have continued to broaden our grasp on the lives and experiences of those whose lives are not yet captured by cinema. This is a new kind of viewing, and one which I think will continue to transform the aesthetic, narratives and distribution of African film in 2012.

(A note for readers: some of these films were released in 2010, but gained theatrical release or wider audiences this year so I’ve included them too. In each case a description of the film is accompanied by its trailer.)

 

Para continuar a ler o artigo de , e assistir aos respectivos trailers, basta navegar até aqui.

 



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Terça-feira, 13 de Setembro de 2011

 

Fifth Annual Conference of the African Borderlands Research Network ABORNE

"Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility", ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon

(21-23 September 2011)

 

 

Focusing on the role of African borders in migratory movements, the Conference will address several topics and discuss the importance and role of borders to the circulation and identity building, the implications of border management and the strategies of populations for migration and border crossing. Panels will analyze current changes and their historical roots; discuss the mutual implications of cross-border circulation, migration and identities; present empirical evidence of transformations taking place; contribute to the theoretical debate and methodological approach of borderland studies in Africa.

 

Keynote:
"Traders and Borders in the Sierra Leone-Guinea Region, 19th and 20th Centuries: Comparative and Theoretical Implications"
Allen M. Howard | Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Van Dyck Hall, Rutgers University

 Panels:

  • Panel 1 - Methodologies for studying cross-border movements
  • Panel 2 - Rethinking hierarchies of borders and border crossings?
  • Panel 3 -The building of African territorial borders: the impact of pre-colonial and colonial migration on contemporary Africa
  • Panel 4 - Forced migration and the role of borders
  • Panel 5 - Border crossings and economic circulation: trade, smuggling, labour
  • Panel 6 - Border regimes and migrant practices: citizenship, belonging and the making of migrant subjectivities
  • Panel 7 - Partitioned Africans
     

Documentary film screenings:
 
 -
"Kalahari Struggle: Southern Africa’s San under Pressure" (53 min.) by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch and Werner Zips
 - " 'We have come full circle': The forced migration of Angolan !Xun and Namibian Khwe to Platfontein, South Africa" by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch and Werner Zips
 - "Border Farm" (32 min), by Thenijwe Niki Nkosi
- "Esta Fronteira Não Existe" (41min), Perfectview

 

 



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Quarta-feira, 7 de Setembro de 2011

Mask, Angola, 1939.

 

 

The Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt is seeking to employ a research curator for Africa

 

The Museum der Weltkulturen in Frankfurt, founded in 1904, is a Research Museum with an exceptional collection of 67,000 artefacts from all regions of the world including the African continent, the Americas, South East Asia, Oceania, and Europe. In addition, the Museum has an image archive with more than 120,000 photographs, a growing collection of historical and contemporary ethnographic film, and a library with over 50,000 books and periodicals. Housed in three 19th century villas located on Frankfurt’s ‘Museumsufer’, the Museum produces public exhibitions, programmes events, commissions new inquiry from social scientists, writers, and visual artists, and develops innovative approaches to education. A new extension to the Villas will be built during the course of the next four years, which will provide additional space for permanent and temporary exhibitions, a public reading room, a public study collection, and other facilities.

 

The central feature of the Museum lies in the combination of anthropology, advanced art practice, and experimental methods of analysis, translation and mediation. Activities take place in the museum’s exhibition spaces as well as in the Labor with its apartments, artists’ studios, and seminar rooms. With the collection at the forefront, issues of globalisation, aesthetic practice, and the changing nature of citizenship and intercultural identity are explored through a pioneering fieldwork process that takes place in the Museum itself.

 

The Museum is seeking to employ a Research Curator for Africa. The person must be well-versed in material culture and art forms from Africa. In addition, the Museum places emphasis on knowledge of new developments in social and cultural anthropology, current debates in global contemporary art, and cultural studies.

 

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