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
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.