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Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren

Dr Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren is an emerging researcher in the field of South African Cinema, with a keen interest in historical films, myth and "Afrikaner identity". She is a lecturer at the Film Programme, Department of Visual Communication, Faculty of the Arts, at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Prior to this position, she completed a post doctorate research fellowship at the University of Johannesburg's Department of Journalism, Film and Television, under supervision of distinguished professor Keyan Tomaselli, with the aim of building on his ground-breaking work within this field. Her practice-led doctorate in Creative Writing and Film Studies consisted of writing a feature film screenplay while her thesis centred on the ideological representation of the hero in South African Anglo-Boer War Case studies. Her current research includes the history of South African cinema; the role of representation and ideology within South African Film identities; and the role of landscape in film.

Anna-Marie is a film critic for "". Since 2008, she acts as a special film correspondent for the SABC radio station RSG's Current Affairs programmes. She mostly reports on the South African Film industry. In the latter capacity she won two "ATKV-Mediaveertjie"-awards in the category "best insert for a radio journal and current affairs show".


  • –present
    Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology


NRF-rating as an emerging researcher