TransAfrica and BloomScreen present This is Nollywood

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present This is Nollywood by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo

Date: December 17, 2013, 7:00 to 9:00PM

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

This is Nollywood (2007, 56 min), by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo 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. The film screening will be followed by audience discussion moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

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View trailer here

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will go to support both TransAfrica and BloomBars.

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.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

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