Djia Mambu

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Belgian-Congolese film journalist and critic.

Djia NDLANDU MAMBU is a Journalist and Film Critics with a focus on women and gender issue. She is a member of the African Federation of Film Critics (AFFC / FACC, Dakar) and of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
She is Grand Reporter at Africiné Magazine (Dakar). Djia Mambu is the Founder and Executive director for The AudiovisuElles Days (Journées AudiovisuElles) starting in October 2018, in Ottawa, Canada.

Belgium, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djia Mambu is a Belgian-Congolese film journalist and critic. She has worked for Radio Canada and now contributes to several publications including Africultures, Africiné, and the Awotele magazine of TV5 Monde's Africa news broadcast. Djia is a member of the French-speaking Young Creators' Fund commission (Fonds Jeune Création Francophone) and part of the French-Speaking Film Awards jury (Trophées francophones de Cinéma). She is in charge of programming at the Congo International Film Festival (CIFF) in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, and of distribution at Maziwa Makuu Films in the Great Lakes region. A member of the African Federation of Film Critics (FACC), she is in charge of the African Department of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Author of the very noticed book Peau Noire, Médias Blancs (Black Skin, White Media) she published Étoiles jaunes sur fond bleu (Yellow stars on a blue background) in Créer en post-colonie 2010-2015 : Voix et dissidences belgo-congolaises, (Creating in post-colonial 2010-2015, Belgian-Congolese voices and dissidences) about the rise of Congolese actors and actresses from the Diaspora. In 2018, she founded VisuElles Film Festival, a film festival in Ottawa dedicated to women in films.
In 2019, she is Jury Member of the Critics' Week (Semaine de la Critique), 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France.
Source: Semaine de la Critique - Festival de Cannes 2019 (

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