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Michael Uwemedimo is cofounder and director of CMAP (Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform) and  Visiting Scholar at Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, University of California Irvine.
As a founding member of the filmmaking collaboration Vision Machine and a producer of the Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning documentary, The Act of Killing, he has been developing innovative approaches to documentary practice as a means of enabling critical reflection on histories of political violence and challenges to official impunity.

Michael is cofounder and project director of the Human City Project, a community driven media, architecture, planning, and human rights initiative in Nigeria. There he explores design processes through which violently marginalized urban communities might gain a greater measure of control over their representation and the shaping of their cities.

Michael has curated major programs at the National Film Theatre, Tate Modern, Architecture Association, and Institute for Contemporary Art, London; sat on international film festival juries; and presented his research and work internationally. Recent publications include, “A Cinema-séance of Power and Violence in Sumatra’s Plantation Belt” in Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence, “Violence By Design” in Dey Your Lane: Lagos Variations, and “Breathe” in Cityscapes 10.

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