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Nigerian cinema hits US

afrol News, 20 March - Nigerian cinema is expected to be showcased in a Nollywood Nights festival in the Atlanta, United States at the weekend.

Organised by the Women of Colour Arts & Film (WOCAF), the "Nollywood Nights" segment is dedicated to the growing Nigerian film industry [Nollywood]. It will showcase several popular Nigerian films: The Narrow

Path, by celebrated Nigerian director Tunde Kelani; Catch Them Young by Awoba Bob Manuel, rpad [Redemption] by Kunle Afolayan and Osanle by Abimbola Ogunsanya.

A Nigerian filmmaker and producer of rpad, Kunle Afolayan has been invited to partake in the festival.

The festival will close with the showcase of the first Nigerian film to hit the North American market. "The Amazing Grace" features a true story of captured slaves from the Calabar region of Nigeria.

The rising Nigerian film industry is noted by JWT, the largest US advertising agency, as one of the top 80 things to watch for in 2008. Nollywood is tagged to be the 3rd largest producer of films after Hollywood and Bollywood.

Films and music from all over the world are showcased in the WOCAF festival. Founded in 2005, WOCAF is dedicated to promoting cultural, political and social issues related to women of colour. The festival provide women of colour the platform to exhibit their talents.


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