ART STAMPEDE for NEW TRENDS IN NOLLYWOOD




The Committee For Relevant Art, CORA, in collaboration with the iREP Documentary Film Forum invites you to the ART STAMPEDE on the theme NEW TRENDS IN NOLLYWOOD.

Scheduled for 3pm on Sunday May 22, 2011 at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, the Stampede is to interrogate the new Nollywood through an interactive public forum involving the producers and directors of what is certainly the new narrative in Nollywood.



The forum will assemble producers/directors of such new narratives as Figurine, Through the Glass, Reloaded, Tango With Me, Ije, Inale, Tenant, Bent Arrows, Champion of our Times, Bursting Loose, Holding Hope, Private Storm, Jungle Ride, In America, Anchor Baby, Mirror Boy, Alero's Symphony,Lilies of the Ghetto, The Child, and others. Many of these producers have affirmed the readiness to participate in this all-important discussion designed to examine the current challenges and prospects of the Nollywood industry, and pointing the way to a brighter and even more promising future.

The Forum has the backing of key Writers on Nollywood including Mr STEVE AYORINDE (Film Critic, and Editor and Managing Editor of National Mirror, who is Moderating; and Mr. Shaibu Husseini (Film Writer, The Guardian, author of Moviedom: Clips on Pioneers of the Nollywood Industry) coordinating with officials of CORA and iREP.

“These are obviously works have helped to shape and redefine movie making in Nollywood”, says CORA’s spokesman Ayo Arigbabu. “ We intend to engage those behind these works in an intellectually engaging and stimulating dialogue that will help us appreciate the new bend that Nollywood is negotiating”.

CORA is a 20-year old culture advocacy group specialising in stimulating debates around Nigerian and African Cultural sectors.

iREP is the pivot of the West African Documentary Forum, and organisers of the yearly iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival, which made its debut in January this year.


Toyin Akinosho
Secretary-General, CORA
africaoilgasreport@yahoo.co.uk


Femi Odugbemi
Executive Director, iREP
femiodugbemi@gmail.com

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