Founding member of FIDBA, the International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires, which in eight editions has become the largest Real Film Festival in Latin America, where it currently holds the direction of the festival. Programmer of BUILD CINEMA, in Argentina and Coordinator of the SANFICI WIP in Colombia. It is also dedicated to the production, distribution of author cinema from 996 films. He has held management positions in the Training area from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid to the Metropolitan University in Buenos Aires.
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Dias’ cinematic works explore the dialectics of history and memory, questioning established regimes of visibility and audibility with a focus on the Archive. She received a FIPRESCI prize and the Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel for her film 48. Her works have been presented both in art venues and film festivals like Berlinale, Documenta (Keimena film program), BAFICI, IDFA, Visions du Réel, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Arsenal Institut for film and video art, etc. In 2012 she created a female collective that directed the International Film Festival Doclisboa for two editions, establishing new sections such as Cinema of Urgency and Passages (Documentary & Contemporary Art). She holds a PhD in Fine Arts-Video and teaches at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Fordlandia Malaise(2019) is her most recent film.
Is a documentary film and arts producer. She currently works at STEPS (Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects) where she produces Generation Africa, a pan-African anthology of 30 documentary films from 17 countries in Africa, on the topic of migration. Mungwe’s films include Akekho uGogo a 48 minute documentary about urban youth culture which screened at several festivals including the Durban International Film Festival, Apollo Film Festival and DOKANEMA Festival. Her short film script Evelyn was selected for the NFVF Women Filmmaker Project and she directed another short film in the programme, Daddy’s Boy. She has written for some of the highest rating South African television dramas such as Muvhango and Matatiele and was one of the directors on the series Uzalo. For several years she worked as a festival organizer and programmer for four international festivals, namely Time of the Writer, the Durban International Film Festival, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival and Poetry Africa. During that time she also worked on the programme for Durban FilmMart (the co-production market of the festival) and Talents Durban (a career development programme for emerging African filmmakers in partnership with Berlinale Talents). She continues to work as a programme curation associate for the DFM. She also programmed and curated the city of Durban’s inaugural book and art fair, ARTiculate Africa.