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MAP Presentation Series: October 2021

Fri., Oct. 22, 2021 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Oct. 22, 2021 4:30 p.m.

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Contact: Christine Ramsay

Transnational Flows of Living Cultural Heritage: African Screen Media in the World

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Presented by Dr. Sheila Petty, Film Department, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance

Sheila Petty is professor of media studies at the University of Regina where she teaches courses on world cinemas. She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic screen media, and has curated film, television and digital media exhibitions for art galleries across Canada. She is author of Contact Zones: Memory, Origin and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema, (Wayne State University Press, 2008) and co-editor of several volumes including, Directory of World Cinema: Africa (Intellect Books, 2015). Her current research focuses on Amazigh and North African cinemas, and issues of citizenship and immigration in French cinemas. She has a forthcoming book on Algerian feminist filmmaker, Habiba Djahnine (Edinburgh University Press).