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Nollywood Now! The UK’s First Nigerian Film Festival

25 September 2010 4:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

On October 1st, Nigeria will celebrate its 50th year of independence from Britain. During the month, and through the autumn, there will be a sseries of events to mark Nigerian culture, the first being Nollywood Now!

Despite the prolificacy of nollywood, the festival will screen a total of just six films, to be shown one a day from Wednesday 6th to  Tuesday 12th October.

For long-term nollywood fans, there’s be nothing new to see but the festival will be a chance for them to get together and celebrate Nigerian film in a public space. For those not so versed in nollywood, the festival will introduce the joy and excitement of Nigerian film to new audiences.

The schedule is as follows:

Wed 6: Nollywood Babylon (Dir: Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, Canada 2008. 75 minutes)

A documentary feature which captures the Nigerian film industry in its social and political context.

Thu 7: »


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