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TransAfrica is a research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to global justice for the African World. A center for activism focusing on conditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and other parts of the African Diaspora, TransAfrica sponsors seminars, community awareness projects and training programs. These activities help promote alternative perspectives on the economic, political, and moral ramifications of U.S. foreign policy. TransAfrica disseminates information on issues of concern to the African World with various events in the Washington, DC metro area and beyond. 


TransAfrica and BloomScreen with the screening of This is Nollywood

August 21, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars with the screening of This is Nollywood (2007, 56 min), by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo

This is Nollywood 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.

Our discussion will be facilitated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

See trailer at: http://tinyurl.com/nollywood-trailer

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/nollywood-rsvp

Suggested Donation: $10.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars.  Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora.  Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.

For more information: www.transafrica.org or www.bloombars.com; or call 202.223.1960ext. 137 or email info@transafrica.org or jonathan@bloombars.com.