Kick-off iAfrica Film Festival: Screening 'Stop Filming Us'

Still from the film 'Stop Filming Us'

Registration has been closed. Contact Rik Jongenelen if you unexpectedly cannot come, so we can pass on your seat to someone else.

The ASCL proudly presents the kick-off of the iAfrica Film Festival (9-11 October, Filmhuis Den Haag). On 1 October, the film ‘Stop Filming Us’ will be screened in Leiden, followed by a discussion with the director and other guests.

Based on the struggle of young people in Goma (Northeastern Congo) against the prevailing western reporting about war and misery, ‘Stop Filming Us’ investigates how these Western stereotypes are the result of a skewed balance of power. ‘Stop Filming Us’ creates a cinematic dialogue between western perceptions and the Congolese experience of reality. While the Congolese perspective becomes increasingly clearer in the film, questions arise about the perspective of the film itself; is a white director able to make a film about the new Congolese image, or is it primarily a story created by his own western perspective?

Documentary/Spoken: French, Swahili, English, Lingala/Subtitle: English/ 95 min./ Cineast: Joris Postema/ DRC, Nederland/ 2020. Watch the trailer:

19.30 Welcome by Angélique Mbundu and Dady Kiyangi, founders of the iAfrica Festival
19.40 start film screening
21.15 Discussion in the presence of Joris Postema, Prof. Julie Ndaya (anthropologist, Université de Kinshasa) and Christophe Ishara Amani (photographer/filmmaker).
21.45 Closure

In line with COVID-19 measures, the venue has a maximum capacity of 56 people.

Date, time and location

01 October 2020
19.30 - 21.45
Pieter de la Court Building, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden
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