US EMBASSY TO SHOWCASE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARIES IN NIGERIA

Filed in News by on July 28, 2010

US embassy to showcase American documentaries in Nigeria
By Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Nigeria has concluded plans to showcase to the public and movie professionals an American documentary film festival in collaboration with the Abuja Film Village International.

The festival scheduled to hold between August 2-5, 2010 in Kano, Lagos and Abuja was expected to impact on movie-making in the country as celebrated American movie producers would be at the event to exchange ideas and rub minds with their Nigerian counterparts.

Addressing a media conference on the festival in Abuja on Tuesday, the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer, Victoria Sloan stated that selections made from 30 thought-provoking, award- winning documentaries by American film-makers would be shown at different times on August 4 in the screening room of the Abuja Film Village International and the auditorium of the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture.

Sloan added that the screening at the AFVI would feature master classes that would be conducted for Nigerian movie professionals by an American film expert while the screening at the other venue would be open to the general public.

The Cultural Attaché explained that the films would showcase facts about American life and culture, describing such documentaries as King Kong, Flow for love of water, and Big River as classics that should not be missed by the discerning person.

Sloan said that Nigerian film -makers stand a good chance of learning the art of movie-making in terms of techniques, financing and other approaches to making great films, adding that they can also develop relationships with the documentary makers which could further impact on film production in Nigeria.

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  1. Pauline says:

    PLEASE IS THERE A WAY I COULD GET MRS SLOAN’S EMAIL ADDRESS. MY REASON IS PERSONAL

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