Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 pm
This is Nollywood (2007, 56 min), by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo – tells the story of Nigeria’s home grown film industry, which is gaining recognition as a cultural and cinematic phenomenon.
The Nigerian film industry – is a revolution enabling Africans with few resources to tell African stories to African audiences. Despite all odds, Nigerian directors produce between 500 and 1,000 movies a year. The disks sell wildly all over the continent, and Nollywood actors have become stars from Ghana to Zambia.
For our discussion we will speak with director Franco Sacchi, live via Skype. Our Q&A will also be moderated by Mwiza Munthali – the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica and the radio host of “Africa Now” on WPFW 89.3FM.
This film presentation was made possible thanks to our collaboration with TransAfrica – the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the foreign policy arena and justice for the African World.
*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help give voice to millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora who are not heard. Your gifts to BloomBars support our work in the community and helps keep our programs running. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.
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