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Film Talk: Cinematic Work and Colonial History

December 6 @ 17:15 - 18:45

Film talk with Perivi Katjavivi (Windhoek).

Film making as knowledge creation is targeting the colonial archive in multiple ways. Colonial history in its broad and specific, principally violent and manifold long-term consequences is scrutinized vigorously. The Namibian filmmaker Perivi Katjavivi provides insights into and film snippets from his cinematic work on topical Namibian narratives and talks with the historian Dag Henrichsen about his motivations and visions.

Perivi Katjavivi is a filmmaker and also PhD candidate at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His films include Emoyeni (Netflix 2020), Film Festival Film (Berlinale 2019), The Unseen (Busan 2016).

Moderation: Dag Henrichsen, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, and Maria Randy Mwatondange, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland.

An online event. Zoom link:


Contact: Dag Henrichsen dh@baslerafrika.ch


From Perivi Katjavivi’s current film project The Hanging Tree.

Photo credit: Perivi Katjavivi


This event is part of the series:

Decolonising knowledge? Africa collections in focus

Three Conversations.

A series organised by the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), the Swiss Society for African Studies (SSAS) and the Centre for African Studies (CAS) of the University of Basel as part of the series “Wissensorte – Lieux de Savoir” of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS)


December 6
17:15 - 18:45
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