European Conference on African Studies, 2013 | Call for Documentaries - Deadline: March 29, 2013

Call for Documentaries

 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013) will take place between June 27 and 29, 2013, at ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition to the thematic panels and the keynote speeches, the conference will host a documentary film festival. The films submitted to the event must portray issues related to its general theme: African dynamics in a multipolar world. We strongly advise that the films submitted are spoken or subtitled in English, given the fact that the conference will gather academics from different nationalities and linguistic backgrounds. Moreover, the films proposed ought not to exceed the length of one hour (60 minutes).

The deadline is on March 29, 2013.
The documentaries can be submitted online via weTransfer ( to the following e-mail address:,


25.02.2013 | par herminiobovino | african studies, Conference, documentary, lisboa

A Kind of Paradise

Documentário do realizador dinamarquês, Andreas Johnsen, sobre a África contemporânea em seis países (incluindo Angola), no Festival Internacional de Filmes Documentários de Copenhagen.

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Director: Andreas Johnsen | Denmark 2011 | 70 min

‘A country’s cultural warriors are more important than its political warriors’, says the world-renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. And it is precisely Africa’s cultural warriors that we are presenting at the world premiere of Andreas Johnsen’s eighth film, ‘A Kind of Paradise’. Apart from Adichie, we meet contemporary artists, poets and musicians, who all tell their personal stories from six highly different countries: Angola, South Africa, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Nigeria. ‘A Kind of Paradise’ takes us through a continent which, in spite of economic, religious and political conflicts, possesses a creative energy and a will to survive that we rarely witness in Europe. We get to know Africa through the passions and strengths of its inhabitants as opposed to the well-known media images of natural disasters, poverty and corruption. ‘A Kind of Paradise’ is an entertaining, thought-provoking, serious and witty portrait of a contemporary, modern Africa - an Africa, which most of us do not know. 
After the premiere the rapper Nash and DJ Mouloukoukou from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, will perform a concert and play Coupé Décalé until late at night! Presented in collaboration with the magazine Udvikling.

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09.11.2011 | par martalanca | documentary