African Screen Worlds Self-Isolation: An Introduction to Decolonising Netflix, Youtube and Vimeo
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will rely on online services such as Netflix, Vimeo and Youtube for entertainment. The lockdown period thus offers us the chance to explore the multitudinous African Screen Worlds that manifest across contemporary digital media platforms, expanding our perspectives and decolonising the mind.
In order to ensure that the learning pack remains open and accessible for beginner-level researchers, each digital platform has been allocated a particular media form: feature length films for Netflix, short films for Vimeo, and music videos for Youtube. Although certain African Screen Worlds do indeed move across media forms as well as shift between websites, an intermediate-level toolkit will be produced to cover such permutations and configurations in further depth.
Author: Joseph Owen Jackson