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Professor Mette Hjort

About Professor Mette Hjort

Professor Mette Hjort is the Head of the School of Film, Media and Journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK, and Chair Professor of Humanities at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Mette is known for her pioneering work on the study of small nations and film, her contributions to the field of film and media studies having been recognized in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ “Fieldnotes Project” which honours “foundational scholars” ( Mette has contributed to talent development work at IMAGINE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, assisting Gaston Kaboré with FESPACO newsreel productions. Mette has also collaborated with Martin Mhando and Farida Nyamachumbe in connection with FilmLab Zanzibar, having also served on the Jury of the Zanzibar International Film Festival. In 2017, Mette participated in the Days of Cinema film festival in Ramallah, Palestine, having been invited by FilmLab Palestine to develop a report, in collaboration with Khulood Badawi, on the provision of film and media education for children and young people in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to present this report to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Mette’s interest in the cinemas of Africa is reflected in her co-edited volume, African Cinema and Human Rights. 

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