THE NOLLYWOOD FILM INDUSTRY AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE UK
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Meeting with the ghosts – Nigerian videos and
their ancestral tie, ASAUK 2008 Conference on 'The Presence of the Past?
Africa in the Twenty-First Century'
Paper presented by Dr Francoise Parent-Ugochukwu.
Frank Speed and the Filming of Nigerian Cultures
Date: 08 December 2007
British Academy event at the School of African and Asian Studies. For more information please follow this link.
The Nollywood Film Industry and the African Diaspora in UK: Workshop
Date: 9-11 August 2007
Workshops and Film Screenings Programme
Organised collaboratively by the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies, Open University; the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos; and the British Film Institute, with the support of the Nigerian High Commission, London, this four-day event arises from a one-year collaborative research project, The Nigerian Video/DVD Industry and the UK African Diaspora. It will bring together academics, Nigerian film producers, directors, executives and journalists. It will feature papers on the development of the Nigerian video-film industry, its echoes in the press and views from within by those involved in film production. The workshops will be enriched by open discussions, and film screening will take place in the evenings & on Saturday 11th August 10-6pm at the British Film Institute & at the Nigerian High Commission.
For more details please contact Dr Suman Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Nollywood Film Event at the NIgerian High Commission, London
Date: 9-11 August 2007
Please note that this event is by invitation only. If you would like more details please contact Dr Suman Gupta (email@example.com).
British Film Institute Events
Lagos to London: A Nollywood Masterclass
Join this special event to learn about the world's third-largest
moving picture industry, the Nollywood phenomenon! Growing out of Nigeria's
declining celluloid film industry in the 80s, Nollywood relied on low-budget
production and local video distribution. As it grew, its films related
to a much wider pan-African audience and, more recently, to worldwide
diaspora communities. Professor Duro Oni from the University of Lagos
Creative Arts School considers its historical context, and acclaimed directors
Tunde Kelani and Amaka Igwe present extracts from their work and discuss
its unique production and distribution.
In advance of this special event, we're also offering a unique opportunity to sample the latest drama productions from the two directors who'll be discussing their work and its contexts:
Images of Another Day
The Narrow Path
Both screenings are free, but tickets must be booked in advance. To reserve your place, call the Box Office on (020) 7928 3232.
Held Friday 13 July 2007
The conversation on the topic 'Nollywood and Identity' lasted from 5pm to 7pm. There were 8 participants:
Peter Badejo (OBE) CEO Badejo Arts
Nollywood Foundation Convention
Nollywood Foundation, Inc’s 2007 Convention, “Nollywood: Emerging Talents and Technologies.” We are excited that you will be joining us in Los Angeles from June 15 - 17, 2007. At the convention, we hope to contribute to addressing two main issues relating to the Nigerian film industry (“Nollywood”): Maximizing the Footprint of Nollywood in the Global Arena and Enhancing Technical Quality in Nollywood.