JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Nairobi’s Slum Film Festival, film festival studies, and the practices of development

 

Joshua McNamara

Joshua McNamara is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Media and Film Studies at SOAS, University of London, and works as a teaching assistant on the Centre’s Master courses in ‘Global Media and Postnational Communication’ and ‘Media and Development’. He completed his MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies in 2010 (also at SOAS), during which time he was awarded the 2010 Journal of Postcolonial Writing postgraduate essay prize for his work "Against a Third Cinema." His Ph.D. research investigates the role of humanitarian and NGO funding in contemporary audiovisual production in Nairobi, Kenya.