NOLLYWOOD NEW YORK FILM SERIES
"NOLLYWOOD AT 20"
Celebrating the growth of Nigerian cinema and re-shaping its influence on the African diaspora. Includes film screenings, African Food, Nigerian Food, panel discussion and networking.
Studio Museum in Harlem (125th Street)
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 12, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(New York, NY) – The Yoruba Cultural Institute, in partnership with MediAfritiQ will launch the Nollywood New York Film Series, presenting Nollywood At 20, a film screening event, panel discussion and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the inception of Nollywood at the Studio Museum on October 12, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amongst the three films screening will be the U.S. premiere of the award-winning film, Phone Swap, directed by one of Nigeria’s most celebrated filmmakers, Kunle Afolayan.
Panelists in attendance include veteran Nollywood screen diva, Stella Damasus; Iroko Partners business development officer, Oluchi Enuha; Shadow and Act’s Tambay Obenson; NYU professor of Drama and Filmmaker Dr. Awam Amkpa and more.
The Nollywood New York Film Series will provide residents of the tri-State area regular opportunities to view high-quality indigenous language and English Nollywood films in an environment that allows for networking and frank discourse on Nigerian cinema.