Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award winning filmmaker and a theorist. She is a Reader in Film Practice and Theory at the University of Bedfordshire and Course Leader MA/MSc Digital .She is best known for her award winning cult documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009) screened globally in 60 countries. Piotrowska is the author of monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014, Routledge) and Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017,Routledge).  She has edited a collection Embodied Encounters :New Approaches to Cinema and Psychoanalysis (2015), and co-edited Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable (2016) (both with Routledge).  She is editing another collection on Psychoanalysis and Femininity . Her new monograph The Nasty Woman and new femme fatale in contemporary cinema – will be published with Routledge in 2019. Piotrowska has written on inter-cultural collaborations, particularly in Zimbabwe.  Her feature film Escape made in a collaborative partnership with Zimbabwean artists won awards internationally, was a success in Zimbabwe but was banned at a major festival in Zanzibar because of its mildly erotic content. 

Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska

Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award winning filmmaker and a theorist. She is a Reader in Film Practice and Theory at the University of Bedfordshire and Course Leader MA/MSc Digital .She is best known for her award winning cult documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009) screened globally in 60 countries. Piotrowska is the author of monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014, Routledge) and Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017,Routledge).  She has edited a collection Embodied Encounters :New Approaches to Cinema and Psychoanalysis (2015), and co-edited Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable (2016) (both with Routledge).  She is editing another collection on Psychoanalysis and Femininity . Her new monograph The Nasty Woman and new femme fatale in contemporary cinema – will be published with Routledge in 2019. Piotrowska has written on inter-cultural collaborations, particularly in Zimbabwe.  Her feature film Escape made in a collaborative partnership with Zimbabwean artists won awards internationally, was a success in Zimbabwe but was banned at a major festival in Zanzibar because of its mildly erotic content. 

Dr. Agnieszka Piotrowska

Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award winning filmmaker and a theorist. She is a Reader in Film Practice and Theory at the University of Bedfordshire and Course Leader MA/MSc Digital .She is best known for her award winning cult documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009) screened globally in 60 countries. Piotrowska is the author of monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014, Routledge) and Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017,Routledge).  She has edited a collection Embodied Encounters :New Approaches to Cinema and Psychoanalysis (2015), and co-edited Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable (2016) (both with Routledge).  She is editing another collection on Psychoanalysis and Femininity . Her new monograph The Nasty Woman and new femme fatale in contemporary cinema – will be published with Routledge in 2019. Piotrowska has written on inter-cultural collaborations, particularly in Zimbabwe.  Her feature film Escape made in a collaborative partnership with Zimbabwean artists won awards internationally, was a success in Zimbabwe but was banned at a major festival in Zanzibar because of its mildly erotic content. 

STANLEY MAKUWE

Stanley Makuwe (Playwright)
Stanley was born in 1972 in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He grew up in rural Shurugwi and has lived in New Zealand since 2002. He has won Zimbabwe’s 2016 National Art Merits Award for Outstanding production and Outstanding director for his play, Chimbwido, girl of war, was Shortlisted for the 2012 Adam New Zealand Playwriting awards for his play Footprints on Ika’s heart, The 2011 BBC International Playwriting competition for his play, The Coup, 2009 National Arts Merit Awards and the 2005 BBC African short story writing competition. His plays have been staged in New Zealand and Zimbabwe, featuring at the Harare International Festival of the arts (Hifa) in 2012 and 2017. He juggles family life with theatre and his full time job in psychiatry. 

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