DOK Industry Podcast 2020
Stepping into New Streams
Reflecting on current calls to decolonise documentary film practices and to expand filmic canons, filmmaker Rosine Mbakam (The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman, Chez Jolie Coiffure) and festival founder and director Mahen Bonetti (New York African Film Festival) discuss the particulars of community-oriented production and exhibition practices with independent programmer Abby Sun (The DocYard). Their conversation touches on the ground-breaking work of Senegalese and Cameroonian directors such as Ousmane Sembène, Safi Faye, and Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa.
Together, they stress the need to extend past uplifting individual films and filmmakers, deconstructing the limitations of categories and the way documentary filmmaking can be taught, and exploring and preserving the works of filmmakers who have come before.
Duration: 62 min