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 the aim of increasing the visibility of African and African diaspora art, literature and culture via community-based film screenings. 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

Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva is a curator, photographer and film enthusiast. Lyse is currently based in Belgium where she founded and curates Recognition. 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. Lyse currently works at IFFR as a programmer for the Sub Saharan African region and is part of the Mid-Length selection committee. Previously, she was a film consultant for the Berlinale Forum.

Team

Lise Vanderpiete

Co-producer, Reimagining Worlds Project

Amélie Umuhererezi

Web designer

Funke Makinwa

Content Producer

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.