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Reset — Lights, camera, AFRICA!! 7th Edition

The 7th edition of Lights Camera AFRICA!! Film Festival recently concluded. Held from September 29 to October 1, an eclectic collection of films from African Filmmakers around the world were screened. Co-founded in 2011 by art curator Ugoma Adegoke, its intent is to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience; screening films by African...

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Africa's Narrative: Hollywood vs Africa

Hollywood as the biggest media platform in the world, and the most far-reaching, has for decades set the narrative for how we see people different from us. How we perceive those from countries we have not visited has mostly been shaped by what we have seen about them in TV shows and films from Hollywood.  How we see Germans, Koreans, Mexicans, Columbians from the one-note and...

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The Importance of Self-Narrative, Because Perception Matters

Narrative: A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events, presented in writing or drama or cinema, or as a radio or television programme. Cinema, for a little over 100 years, has been responsible for creating narratives about people; the one created by outsiders (White Hollywood about other countries, religions and cultures), and the one people...

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A Blind Spot Holding Back Indie Filmmakers in Nigeria

"Low budget films put a wall in front of you and only creativity will allow you to figure out how to get around that wall. The less money and/or resources you have the more you are forced to be creative" - Robert Rodriguez Nine out ten kids experienced this growing up. You are engaged in something; watching a great show, reading a great book or playing a video game, and just when...

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Nollywood, Not a Single Story - In 6 Short Films

Nollywood is kind of like the Australian bread spread, Marmite, which in its own commercials is conscious of its polarizing effect; while there are people who adore Nollywood and will defend it with their dying breath, there are those who still have their reservations and are dismissive of anything coming from it. Here are excerpts of comments left on previous S&A articles on...