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Professor Florence Ayisi 

Professor of International Documentary Film
Areas of expertise
Revisionist dialogues around decolonising African culture; lived experiences and gender identity from Pan-African and Woman-centred perspectives.
University of South Wales
Faculty of Creative Industries
School Of Production and Performance

Florence Ayisi is professor of International Documentary Film at the Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales. She has taught film and media studies for over 25 years at several higher education institutions, including University of Sunderland, Coventry University, University of Glamorgan, and the University of Wales, Newport. She currently teaches diverse aspects of film history, theory, transnational cinema and documentary film theory and practice.

Her research focuses on expanding revisionist dialogues around decolonising African culture, lived experiences and gender identity from Pan-African and Woman-centred perspectives, within a transnational context and postcolonial framework.

She has extensive experience of producing documentary films in an international context and collaborating with diverse marginalised groups and communities in co-creating new frames of representations with resultant impact.

Her films offer rare perspectives, discerning insights, affirmative and symbolic narratives where members from marginalised communities have agency and voice. Her documentaries have been screened at numerous international film festivals and on Television world-wide. Her most recent documentary film, The Bronze Men of Cameroon (2020) has been selected and programmed at several international film festivals.

She has collaborated with several Third Sector Organisations and Government bodies within the broad context of Communication for Developmentdirectly working with organisations in Cameroon, Tanzania and Germany and Wales.


Florence is working on Work Package 5 (WP5) 'Empowering BAMEFC through Positive Narratives' with Professor Raminder Kaur, Dr Wendy Booth and Dr Alda Terracciano.