iREP 2017 Film Festival Live Update
Former Senior Lecturer of Drama and Television at King Alfred’s University College, Winchester, England, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College. Author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires, London: Routledge, 2003 and forthcoming Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic. Director of film documentaries such as Winds Against Our Souls, Its All About Downtown, National Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia! Author of several articles in books and journals on Modernisms in Theatre, Postcolonial theatre, Black Atlantic Issues, and Film studies.
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She studied communication, social and political science and attained a Master’s degree in International Politics at the University of Wales, UK.Besides having worked many years as project manager she is writing as freelance journalist mainly about Africa on a broad range of issues. Her research trips lead her toBurkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa, Mozambique and the Caribbean. She has lived and worked in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and also extensively travelled the country asa tour guide. Since 2013 she is project manager of the Africa section of the International Documentary Film Festival DOK.fest in Munich.
Experienced, creative TV and multi-media programming executive with a reputation for breaking new ground. She works effectively with international and UK media companies and not-for-profits to develop strong brands and content. She is presently the Managing Director, beechtobeach Ltd, a media.
He is the E. Desmond Lee Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Media Studies at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis. He has directed over fifty major stage productions around the world. He is the founding artistic director of the African Arts Ensemble in NYC, and has served as Artistic Director-in-residence for several theatre companies ranging from the National Theater of Nigeria; K3 Theatre in Malmo, Sweden; Black Box Theatre in Hamilton, Bermuda. His film credits include; The Black 14 for FERPA PBS in 1995, Black Studies USA, Pennies for the Boatman, won Best Screenplay at the 2012 Madrid International Film Festival and was a finalist for Best Director and Best Film. His latest documentary film “Ota Benga: Human at the Zoo” will be screened at the iREP Film Festival.