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Join S&A's Tambay At Nollywood NYC Film Series For US Debut Of 'Phone Swap' + Panel Discussion

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 7, 2013 at 3:40PM

The Nollywood New York Film Series, organized by the Yoruba Cultural Institute and MediAfritiQ, will host the USA premieres of two recent Nigerian hit movies - Phone Swap (by Kunle Afolayan) and Finding Mercy (by Desmond Elliot). Included in the series, which celebrates "Nollywood At 20," will be a panel discussion on that subject, featuring actor/producer/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe, veteran Nollywood screen diva and human rights advocate, Stella Damasus; Mojisola Sonoiki, founder and director of WOCAF Festival; Iroko Partners business development officer, Oluchi Enuha; NYU professor of Drama and Filmmaker Dr. Awam Amkpa; and yours truly, Shadow and Act’s Tambay Obenson.The entire event, which will include helpings of delicious Nigerian cuisine (I'm looking forward to some jollof rice to start), takes place this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm, at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC).For tickets to all of, or part of the series, click HERE.Maybe I'll see you there...More about The Nollywood New York Film Series below:The Nollywood New York Film Series will provide residents of the tri-State area regular opportunities to view high-quality indigenous language and English Nollywood films in an environment that allows for networking and frank discourse on Nigerian cinema. OBJECTIVES. To generate increased awareness of world-class Nigerian films, indigenous-language films and filmmakers, highlighting their use as tools of cultural education. To generate among potential filmmakers a better understanding of the opportunities to make quality films for the Nollywood and Diaspora market. To engender a renewed commitment to supporting African film industries with an increase in Diaspora spending. To connect film industry professionals with quality content creators, and challenge filmmakers in the production of content that edify and enlighten viewers while painting a balanced and authentic picture of West Africa Sponsorship and participation is provided by: YORUBA CULTURAL INSTITUTE (learnyoruba.org), MEDIAFRITIQ (mediafritiq.com), Studio Museum Harlem, Applause Africa Magazine, IrokoTV, Ayo Balogun, Divine Flavored, and BukaFull event poster follows:
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Nollywood New York Film Series

The Nollywood New York Film Series, organized by the Yoruba Cultural Institute and MediAfritiQ, will host the USA premieres of two recent Nigerian hit movies - Phone Swap (by Kunle Afolayan) and Finding Mercy (by Desmond Elliot). 

Included in the series, which celebrates "Nollywood At 20," will be a panel discussion on that subject, featuring actor/producer/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe, veteran Nollywood screen diva and human rights advocate, Stella Damasus; Mojisola Sonoiki, founder and director of WOCAF Festival; Iroko Partners business development officer, Oluchi Enuha; NYU professor of Drama and Filmmaker Dr. Awam Amkpa; and yours truly, Shadow and Act’s Tambay Obenson.

The entire event, which will include helpings of delicious Nigerian cuisine (I'm looking forward to some jollof rice to start), takes place this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm, at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC).

For tickets to all of, or part of the series, click HERE.

Maybe I'll see you there...

More about The Nollywood New York Film Series below:

The Nollywood New York Film Series will provide residents of the tri-State area regular opportunities to view high-quality indigenous language and English Nollywood films in an environment that allows for networking and frank discourse on Nigerian cinema.
 
OBJECTIVES
.        To generate increased awareness of world-class Nigerian films, indigenous-language films and filmmakers, highlighting their use as tools of cultural education
.        To generate among potential filmmakers a better understanding of the opportunities to make quality films for the Nollywood and Diaspora market
.        To engender a renewed commitment to supporting African film industries with an increase in Diaspora spending
.        To connect film industry professionals with quality content creators, and challenge filmmakers in the production of content that edify and enlighten viewers while painting a balanced and authentic picture of West Africa
 
Sponsorship and participation is provided by: YORUBA CULTURAL INSTITUTE (learnyoruba.org), MEDIAFRITIQ (mediafritiq.com), Studio Museum Harlem, Applause Africa Magazine, IrokoTV, Ayo Balogun, Divine Flavored, and Buka

Full event poster follows:

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