As part of his passion for the advancement of scholarship on African cinema, prominent Gambian filmmaker and scholar, Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, wrote a groundbreaking academic article titled “Rediscovering Frantz Fanon at Scotland’s Africa in Motion film Festival” for the Spring 2016 edition of NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies published by Amsterdam University Press. It is an international peer-review journal linked to the European Network For Cinema and Media Studies.
The journal is multidisciplinary and strives to bring together the best work in the field of media studies across the humanities and social sciences. It aims to publish research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community. Each volume features diverse contributions, a special thematic section, and review sections that cover books, festivals, and exhibits. NECSUS is targeted to a broad readership of researchers, lecturers, and students and is offered as a biannual open access journal.
Reacting to the publication, Prince Sankanu expressed gratitude to the editors Professor Dr. Mjijke de Valck of the Utrecht University in Holland and Dr. Skadi Loist of the University of Rostock in Germany as well as the NECSUS editorial board members for accepting my article after 10 months of rigorous peer editorial process. It is the first Africa-related film festival review to be published on NECSUS. The article brings out the relevance of Frantz Fanon for the Pan African film in this 21st Century.”
Prince Sankanu is the founder of the Gambia’s premiere international film festival called CINEKAMBIYA International Film Festival (CIFF). He coined the named CINEKAMBIYA as the unique name of The Gambia’s film industry for it to stand out from the crowds.
The full article published on the 11 July 2016 can be read from: