Nigeria Day @ BFI Southbank
Written by Menwo
October 26, 2010
TEST A day of film and discussion:
11am - NAIJ, documentary of archive footages,tells the political history of Nigeria from British colony to the oil state of today.
2:00pm - THE FIGURINE, a thriller that follows three people who discover a charm that brings them seven years of good luck.
Nigeria today is in the midst of a new wave of filmmaking that marks a dramatic departure from the Nollywood phenomenon and which the new generation of film-makers have coined New Nigeria Cinema.
With sophisticated production techniques, stories that hold international appeal and themes reflecting contemporary African culture, Nigeria’s national cinema is rising.
Writer and filmmaker Biyi Bandele (Half of a Yellow Sun 2011), filmmaker John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses 2010), filmmaker Omelihu Nwanguma (Area Boys 2008) and actor and founder of Virgo Foundation, Wale Ojo. Chair: Bumi Thomas.
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