FEVER DREAMS – conference

A cinematic-scientific approach to malaria

Conference at Altes AKH, University Campus Vienna,

June 10-11/2021The conference will take place in English, and in a mixed format on location in Vienna and on Zoom, in order to enable a vivid global exchange.


Thursday June 10

15.00 -15.10 Welcome: Katharina Weingartner

15.10 -15.30 Opening keynote: Mireille Ngosso (Vienna)

15.30-17.00 Opening panel: Whose Malaria? (online):
Moderation: NN
Caroline Meier zu Biesen (medical anthropologist, University of Leipzig, “Global Health” Lab)
Jerome Munyangi (medical doctor, scientist, Kinshasa)
Grace Nambatya (Ministry of Health, Kampala)
Nicoletta Dentico (global health specialist, SID Rome, WHO)

17.00 -17.30 Break

17.30 – 19.00 2nd Panel: Decolonizing Medicine: An urgent call for new perspectives. (on site/stream):
Moderation: Otalia Sako
Rehema Namyalo (herbalist, Uganda)
Simon Inou (journalist, Vienna/Cameroun)
Erich Stöger (pharmacist and sinologist, University Vienna)

19.30 – 21.00 The Fever film screening [on site] 

21.00 – 22.00 Q&A with protagonist Rehema Namyalo and director Katharina Weingartner

Friday June 11

13.00 – 14.30 3rd Panel: Decolonizing Film: Breaking the White Gaze [mixed, on site and zoom]
Moderation: Enesi M.
Evangelista Sie (journalist, initiator of Black City Stories, Vienna)
Dieu Hao Do (filmmaker, co-initiator of Vielfalt im Film and Berlin Asian Film Network, Berlin)
Marie Noel (actress, scriptwriter, Melanin Scripts, Vienna)

14:30 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:30 4th Panel: FEVER & SEED: Film as Political Tool for Change. [on site/ stream]:
Moderation: NN
Rehema Namyalo (herbalist and protagonist in THE FEVER and SEED)
Katharina Weingartner (director, THE FEVER)
Monika Bernold (dramaturgist, historian, University Vienna)
Roland Teichmann (Austrian Film Institut)

For participants and attendees on location in Vienna, a COVID sensitive concept of distancing etc. will be elaborated in cooperation with the Austrian students union. Participants on location are required to bring proof that they are either vaccinated, cured or have a valid test, and to wear a FFP2 mask until seated (like Austrian gastro regulations).

A link for online participation and details on the exact location on Campus will be shared in advance.
For those who want to join us on location we request you to register with us until June 8, 2021 with mail@fightthefever.org.The conference is a co-operation between Fight the Fever – Verein zur Unterstützung lokaler Strategien gegen Malaria and Österreichische Hochschüler_innenschaft der Universität Wien.