Africa Addio (1966) in discussion
Academic Dr Mark Goodall was recently invited to deliver a guest talk for a conference at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris. The conference discussed the Italian film Africa Addio (1966), decolonization and African independence through the prism of an ‘unclassifiable’ film. The film itself documents, in quite a shocking and sensationalist way, the decolonisation of Africa in the 1960s.
Mark discussed the film through his recent research into the shocking, controversial and influential mondo documentary film. He has extensively researched Africa Addio, which has been published in articles and within his book, Sweet and Savage: The World Through the Shockumentary Film Lens.
The School of Media, Design and Technology has a proud history of being research-active with a leading team of expertise in creative disciplines. Our academics are frequently invited to deliver guest talks at international conferences to share their ongoing and leading research activities.
The conference held at SciencesPo is the Political Science University of Paris, part of the University of Sorbonne - one of the first universities in the world.