Filmmaking and intersectionality – “The Art of Fallism”

Time: 12:00-13:00 Friday 27th of September

Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

The documentary film “The Art of Fallism” will have its world premiere later in the evening at the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF). For more about the film:

In 2015, students at South-African universities start the #FeesMustFall-movement, using massive demonstrations to fight for the decolonization of the universities and the right to free education. First, the movement is led by women, queer people and trans people. However, soon internal conflict arises, and the trans people that previously were part of the leadership, begin to feel that the movement no longer has room for them. The film follows black transperson Wandile as they experience the previously inclusive movement turning against them.

In this breakfast seminar Wisaal Abrahams (South African co-producer), Ingvild Aagedal Skage (producer) and Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdottir (co-director) will explore the problematic aspects of coming to South Africa as Norwegian, straight film makers, and the necessity of intersectional co-operation in the film project. When the Norwegian team first contacted the movement, they were told that a team of white women would not be able to document the story of black South Africans. The breakthrough came when the team met what become their South-African co-producer, Wisaal Abrahams. What is an intersectional approach to film making?

Marit Tjelmeland will moderate the seminar.

The event is free and open to all! Tea, coffee and croissants will be served.