[Filmfestivalresearch] book on Film Festivals & Anthropology -African context

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-------Original Message-------
From: Giulia Grassilli
Date: 24/03/2014 15:20:49
To: FilmFestivals Anthropology
Cc: filmfestivalresearch at listcultures.org
Subject: Re: [Filmfestivalresearch] book on Film Festivals & Anthropology
-African context
Dear Aida Vallejo,
I will be very glad to write a chapter for the book. My field is
Anthropology and Cinema, and I am involved professionally as film festival
director. This offers me the chance to be a participant observer to quite
interesting cases, the last of which is in the African context.
My writing for the edited book would be an ethnographic analysis on the
creation and development of the AfricanBamba Human Rights Film Festival in
Thiaroye, Senegal - a film festival focused on social issues to raise
awareness, located in the slum area of Dakar. The festival, which had its
second edition in December - January 2014 is a real community centred
festival - initiated by the young people of the slum, for tackling urgent
matters in their everyday life, using films to raise awareness and encourage
social change - but  with a strong global dimension, supported by other
human rights festivals and institutions in the world (Human Rights Nights in
Italy, Movies that Matters/Amnesty International in Holland) and entering in
2014 as member the Human Rights Film Network.
The paper will analyses both local and global context, focusing on how the
choices of the festival direction of shaping the event as a participatory
initiative has impacted on its succesfull development. The analysis will
then confront the African context of this festival production as compared to
other international human rights film festivals productions, evaluating the
differences in the dynamics for festival organisation, fundraising and
audience reception.
Please let me know if you like the idea and if the topic, and all details
for the contribution to the book. If you approve the theme, I can write you
a more detailed proposal if needed.
My previous writing include an article on Human Rights Film Festival in the
Film Festival Yearbook n. 4 edited by Dina Yordanova and Leshu Torchin on  
Film Festival and Activism'.
Thanks so much
Giulia Grassilli
giuliagrassilli at gmail.com
+39 3476691043
Inviato da iPhone
> Il giorno 24/mar/2014, alle ore 12:43, FilmFestivals Anthropology
<festivalsanthropology at gmail.com> ha scritto:
> Dear Film Festivals researchers:
> We are searching for a contributor for an edited collection about the
> intersections of film festivals and anthropology who can write a chapter
> about the *African context *(please find below the call for papers).
> Please send your proposal as soon as possible, because we are closing the
> selection for the book on *March 31, 2014.*
> Number of words of the chapter: 2000- 3000
> Best Regards,
> Dr. Aida Vallejo (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU)
> web: http://aidavallejovallejo.wordpress.com/_english-3/
> Maria Paz-Peirano (University of Kent) and Aida Vallejo (University of the
> Basque Country) are currently co-editing a book on the intersections
> between Film Festivals and Anthropology.  The book is planned as a
> collection of chapters, looking into the possibilities of using the
> methodological and theoretical frameworks of Anthropology, for the study
> film festivals. Also, it addresses the role of ethnographic film festivals
> in the development of Visual Anthropology. The book aims to explore the
> field of film festivals that are specialised in ethnographic or
> anthropological films, as well as the ethnographic and anthropological
> approaches to non-specialised film festival events. To this end, we invite
> submissions by both scholars and film festival professionals. The
> topics include, but are not limited to:
>   -
>   History of ethnographic/anthropological film festivals
>   -
>   Comparative and critical perspectives on ethnographic/anthropological
>   film festivals
>   -
>   Ethnographic accounts on specific film festivals or film festival
>   circuits
>   -
>   Anthropological analysis of films festival events
>   -
>   Anthropology and  indigenous film festivals
>   -
>   The future of ethnographic film festivals
>   -
>   Circulation of ethnographic/anthropological films
>   -
>   Ethnographic/anthropological sidebars  at main, non-specialised films
>   festivals
>   -
>   Festival reports, as well as interviews, will also be considered.
> If you are interested in collaborating with the book, please send an
> abstract about the possible topic of your chapter (about 350 words), as
> well as 5 biblographical references and short CV (5 lines) to this *email:
> festivalsanthropology at gmail.com <festivalsanthropology at gmail.com>*
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