Professor Lucy Delap (with Dr Dominique Chadwick): Participatory film and gender justice in postcolonial Africa


This talk explores practices of participatory film making, which grew in popularity in the 1990s and 2000s, inspired by critical pedagogy, newly affordable technologies and commitments to decolonising ‘development’ initiatives in the global South. This collaborative investigation by historian, Lucy Delap, and film director, Dominique Chadwick, outlines the practical and ethical concerns of feminist film-making as ‘action research’, and locates it within the mediascape of the turn of the millennium, as well as the context of the HIV-AIDS epidemic.

Prof Lucy Delap teaches history at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She has published widely on the history of feminism, gender, labour and religion, including The Feminist Avant-Garde: Transatlantic Encounters of the early twentieth century.

Dr Dominique Chadwick is an independent film consultant, reporting on humanitarian issues in over 40 countries.

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Event information


22 Nov 2023


2:15 pm


Zoom and Bridge St (booking required)