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About me

Cecilia, born in Padua (Italy), living in London since 1994, has worked as a news producer for the Italian national broadcasting company RAI and as TV host and writer for the Italian network Antenna Tre Nordest. Cecilia is a PhD researcher at the University of Westminster, the research titled Decolonisation through ‘Development Films’: Constructing and Re-Constructing the Zairian Spirit on Film explores the archives of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the country's national film image of post-independence. She is a documentary filmmaker, director and producer of La Belle At The Movies (2015), the short experimental film Falling (2017) and currently in production of the film Jews of Congo (working title)

Teaching

2017: Film BA - Module: Film Theory and Analysis: Hollywood and Genre

2017-18: Film BA: Thesis Supervision

2018: Film BA - Module: Film Theory and Analysis: Hollywood and Genre

2018-19: Film BA: Thesis Supervision

2019: Film BA - Module: Film Theory and Analysis: Hollywood and Genre

2019: Film BA - Module: Art of Cinema

2019-20: Film BA: Thesis Supervision

Research

Decolonisation through ‘Development Films’: Constructing and Re-Constructing the Zairian Spirit on Film 

An investigation of the creation of the "Zairian" identity on film as an attempt of decolonisation by the Mobutu regime, through the films recovered at the National Film Archives of the Democratic Republic of Congo