Decolonizing Resources in Film Studies
Updated: Sep 15
This an ongoing list of resources for decolonizing film studies relating to pedagogy and practice. I've created it for my own use, but wanted it to be available to anyone who might be looking. It's "ongoing" in the sense that I'll continue to add to it, and am open and eager to suggested additions. It's also "ongoing" in the sense that it begs return and conversation.
Screen Worlds Toolkit - series of free specialist learning and teaching resources to help decolonise the film studies field.
Reflections on Creating Film Toolkits to Decolonise Academia and the Film Industry - Professors Lindiwe Dovey and Michael W. Thomas
Revolutionizing my Syllabus: The Process - Professor Chanelle Wilson of Bryn Mawr shares her own syllabus revision and decolonization process.
Keele's Manifesto for Decolonizing the Curriculum - from Keele University
Decolonize Media: Tactics, Manifestos, Histories - by Nicholas Mirzoeff and Jack Halberstam
Films and Directors
Pioneers of African American Cinema - Criterion Channel collection
Spreadsheet of African and African diaspora cinema - compiled by Culture Art Society
Black Women Directors - digital library about Black women and nonbinary filmmakers
SYLLABUS: An Anti-Racist Animation Syllabus - Dr. Mihaela Mihailova
SYLLABUS: Film and Society: Race in American Films - Professor Jennifer Hardacker
READING: "Race Matters, Media Matters" - Professor Chon Noriega, a videography & resource guide
FILM ESSAY: And This Too Shall Pass: Decolonizing Film by June Givanni and Jan Asante - commissioned by the Peltz Gallery as part of the online exhibition ‘Lessons from Lockdown: Learning from the Pandemic.’