Stepping into New Streams

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.

Language: English 
Duration: 62 min

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Abby Sun
The DocYard

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Mahen Bonetti
New York African Film Festival
Rosine Mbakam
Tândor Productions

Curated by
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Lucy Mukerjee
POC2 Programmers of Colour Collective
DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.
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DOK Industry Podcast 2020