About

You believe when you blink
You think that it is insane
Your faithfulness, your dedication
But no work goes without
Recognition, recognition
THEESatisfaction, Recognition​

Recognition is a Brussels based initiative with an aim of  increasing the visibility of African and African diaspora art, literature and culture via community based film screenings, workshops and expositions. It is an effort to identify, remember and acknowledge the work that has for so long been marginalized and left on the sidelines from mainstream media.
Recognition was founded in 2016 by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva. Film screenings take place every month at various cinemas and cultural institutions in Brussels. The program focuses on films by and about people of African descent.

Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva

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"Lyse is the founder of RECOGNITION, a project focused on African and Afro-Diasporic films. In her work for this project, Lyse curates a film program that takes place at art and cultural spaces in Brussels, often premiering films in Brussels before they've landed in major theaters. She even manages the feat of inviting select directors to speak after their respective films premier. She's worked with Julie Dash (oh my heart), Barry Jenkins, and if I'm not mistaken she sat down with Disney and organised the first screening of Black Panther in Belgium! Lyse is also one of the 10 consultants for the Berlinale Forum”. Isaiah Lopaz

It takes a village/community to do what we do !

Lise Vanderpiete

Co-producer, Reimagining Worlds Project

Amélie Umuhererezi

Web designer

Anne-Sophie Chioma Opara

Illustrator, Reimagining Worlds Project

Marie Paule Mugeni & Rachael Moore

Social Media Assistant

Blaise

Photographer

Stien De Vrieze

Video editor

You believe when you blink
You think that it is insane
Your faithfulness, your dedication
But no work goes without
Recognition, recognition
THEESatisfaction, Recognition​

You believe when you blink
You think that it is insane
Your faithfulness, your dedication
But no work goes without
Recognition, recognition
THEESatisfaction, Recognition​

Recognition is a Brussels based initiative with an aim of  increasing the visibility of African and African diaspora art, literature and culture via community based film screenings, workshops and expositions. It is an effort to identify, remember and acknowledge the work that has for so long been marginalized and left on the sidelines from mainstream media.
Recognition was founded in 2016 by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva. Film screenings take place every month at various cinemas and cultural institutions in Brussels. The program focuses on films by and about people of African descent.

You believe when you blink
You think that it is insane
Your faithfulness, your dedication
But no work goes without
Recognition, recognition THEESatisfaction, Recognition​

Recognition is a Brussels based initiative with an aim of  increasing the visibility of African and African diaspora art, literature and culture via community based film screenings, workshops and expositions. It is an effort to identify, remember and acknowledge the work that has for so long been marginalized and left on the sidelines from mainstream media.
Recognition was founded in 2016 by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva. Film screenings take place every month at various cinemas and cultural institutions in Brussels. The program focuses on films by and about people of African descent.