Of the ever increasing ways to feed one’s cultural appetite in Lagos, Reel Life definitely makes our top ten. What started out as a few film enthusiasts getting together to watch independent and classic films every Thursday evening has now become a full fledged Film Festival. Reel Life, the film society attached to the Life House in Lagos, along with the African Film Festival, New York, are set to host a film festival tagged Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film Festival, which promises to showcase some of the most exciting and original pieces of African cinema from within the continent and the Diaspora.
The film festival will hold over the Nigerian Independence day holidays from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2011 at The Life House, Lagos and other locations which will be confirmed in due course.
The Light, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film festival aims to stimulate discuss on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience. In this way, African stories will also be consumed by those who live them.This Year’s theme in centered around the heady days of colonial Africa and the continent’s response to post colonial challenges in more recent time.
Films to be screened at Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film Festival
- A History of Independence (Senegal)
- AVA (Nigeria)
- Burning in the Sun (Mali)
- Clouds Over Conakry (Guinea)
- Cuba: An African Odyssey (Egypt)
- Epilogue (Nigeria)
- Ousmane (Senegal)
- One Small Step (Nigeria)
- One Way Touareg (Italy)
- Pumzi (Kenya)
- Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (Chad/France)
- Soul Boy (Kenya)
- The Lunatic (Nigeria)
- White Wedding (South Africa)
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