Release date September 2020
Professor Florence Ayisi has released The Bronze Men of Cameroon, a documentary film and about cultural heritage, continuity and change. The film presents a portrait of bronze casting as a valued traditional practice that has defined the identity of Bamum People in the Western Region of Cameroon. This once flourishing tradition is now endangered as global trends impact on the treasured way of life that has sustained livelihoods over several generations.
Florence Ayisi is Professor of International Documentary Film. She teaches documentary film theory and practice, including producing, directing, ethics and representational issues. She has taught film and media studies at several Further Education (FE) and Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in the U.K. for over 23 years, including Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, University of Sunderland, Coventry University, University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.
Florence is also an award winning documentary filmmaker, presenting rare insights and affirmative aspects of African people, their lived experiences and culture from Woman-centred and Pan-African perspectives. Issues of intersectionality such as gender are central to her documentary practice.