Professor Florence Ayisi awarded for outstanding achievement at US film festival

Florence Ayisi Award at SVAFF 1

Professor Florence Ayisi has been recognised for her outstanding achievement in film, at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival in California.

The multi award winning documentary filmmaker was presented with a Special Achievement Award at the festival, where her recent film, The Bronze Men of Cameroon, was screened.

Florence Ayisi Award Bronze MenDuring Prof Ayisi’s trip the US, she visited UC (University of California) Santa Barbara and the African Studies Center at UCLA during the trip, where she gave lectures and shared insights into her research at USW.

Jude Akudinobi, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Barbara, said: “Prof Ayisi’s unflagging enthusiasm for teaching, compelling originality and engaging incisiveness, weaving seemingly disparate elements into enthralling pedagogical wholesomeness, reverberate within our campus community.

“Notably, the students found her presentations, undergirded by remarkable knowledge of cinema, cultural production and contemporary critical methodologies, very resourceful, with quite a number now writing their term-paper research projects on Prof Ayisi’s body of work.”