Viva Riva! – Film Screening and Q&A

Event Date: 12 June 2014
Birkbeck Cinema
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck presents:

Viva Riva! – Film Screening and Q&A

Film Title: Viva Riva! (Djo Munga 2011)

Screening and Q&A with Writer/Director: Djo Munga

Chaired by Dr Amber Jacobs and with panel discussion:  Dr Andrew Asibong Birkbeck) Dr Amber Jacobs (Birkbeck)

Riva Viva! is a Congolese crime thriller  written & directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga and starring Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Fabrice Kwizera, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longage, Alex Herabo & Diplôme Amekindra. The film received 12 nominations and won 6 awards at the 7th African Movie Academy Awards in 2011, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Production Design.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to have this session with the writer/director. A discussion of Riva Viva as well as broader questions about traditions within African cinema,  ideas about genres and their subversive potential will be addressed with Djo Munga and the panel.

Introduction by Dr Amber Jacobs:

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Q & A with Djo Munga, Dr Andrew Asibong Birkbeck) and Dr Amber Jacobs (Birkbeck):

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