Blog | Film

19. April 2024

“Making a film is a political act” — An Interview with CRC 1265 guest researcher Ata Messan KOFFI

Ata Messan Koffi | Zoé Perko

The process of writing and producing a movie plays out in an arena with diverging political agendas. From the production to the final outcome, films about irregular migration from West Africa are often distorted to fit certain narratives and agencies. Ata Messan Koffi, a Togolese researcher, film producer, and guest researcher at the CRC 1265, illustrates this dynamic by shedding light on his conflictual field of research.