- By Tambay A. Obenson
- March 11, 2013 1:11 PM
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Movement on the African Metropolis initiative we announced last summer - July.In short, selected from among 40 entries, 7 African directors will each explore their own "African Metropolis" on film - Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Kinshasa,
Lagos, and Nairobi. The initiative is presented by executive producer
Steven Markovitz and the Goethe-Institut South Africa, with further
support from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival of
Rotterdam.The filmmakers are Jim Chuchu of Kenya, Egyptian director Ahmed
Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo of Nigeria, Marie Ka, who is
Senegalese/Martiniquan, Philippe Lacote of the Ivory Coast, Yohan
Lengole of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South African
director Vincent Moloi.
Today brings word that Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria, the country's most prominent financial institution, has joined the initiative, and all 7 films will be delivered this May.We're certainly looking forward to them all.Full details via press release below:New York - Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis; an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. African Metropolis is a project aimed at exploring and promoting African short films and filmmakers from different capitals of the continent across key platforms.