November 29, 2022 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Frost Library, CHI Think Tank

In October, filmmaker and professor Branwen Kiemute Okpako's much-anticipated film Return to Chibok, premiered on the world stage as an official selection of Film Africa, presented by the U.K. Royal African Society. With reference to the film and her earlier work in audiovisual media, Okpako will discuss her process of making films and how that process has evolved over the years. She will also share lessons from teaching filmmaking and film reading in the academic context.

"Film is a tool for interrogating one's surroundings, but its intervention is not benign, and its presence has changed everything about our being." - Branwen Okpako.

The evening before the lecture (Monday, Nov. 28), a screening of Okpako’s films will be held at 5 p.m. at the Keefe Campus Theater (Keefe 008). Visit the FAMS News and Events page for further information.

These events are open to the public.

Contact Info

Danielle Thompson
(413) 542-5113
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