Live interview: Activism in África (Inglés)

Resistances

03 Oct (18:30 - 20:30)

English interview

Live interview, guided by Estrella Sendra, with african activists that represent the discontent, ideas and dreams of their communities, and will share with us their experiences.

Speakers

CODES - Ponentes - Aisha Dabo

Aisha Dabo

Cyberactivist for democracy and Human Rights

Periodista y ciberactivista en Gambia y Senegal, defensora de los derechos de las mujeres y de la igualdad de género, y miembro de Africtivistes, liga panafricana de distintos profesionales ciberactivistas que velan por la paz, la democracia y un desarrollo justo en el continente africano respetando los derechos humanos. Su objetivo es promover una plataforma que pueda ayudar a activistas del continente que en sus países tiene dificultades para desarrollar sus iniciativas, ayudándoles a superar la censura y el control de los gobiernos no democráticos.

Moderators

Estrella Sendra

PhD in African Languages and Cultures from SOAS, University of London

Estrella Sendra is PhD in African Languages and Cultures from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), whose thesis deals with festivals in Senegal. Born in Seville, Estrella holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from the University of Seville, followed by a Master's Degree in Critical Media and Cultural Studies at SOAS. She is currently a lecturer in the Masters in Global Media Management at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Estrella combines her teaching and research activity with her practice in the media and cultural industries, as a documentary filmmaker, such as Témoignages de l’autre côté (2011, España) y Témoiganges … “waa suñu gaal,” (2016, Senegal) co-directed with Senegalese journalist Mariama Badji, on Senegalese immigration, and occasional collaborations with Wiriko (Spain) and Le Soleil (Senegal). She has also worked in African film festivals, such as the African Film Festival of Tarifa- FCAT and Cambridge African Film Festival, which she directed in 2014 and 2015 and of which she is programmer to date.