Presenting Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017
Running from September 29 to October 1, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival returns this year with the theme RESET. The festival opens with an exclusive private preview of A Hotel Called Memory, an award winning experimental film by festival favourite, Akin Omotoso while the ground breaking film, An Opera of The World by the acclaimed Professor Manthia Diawara will be making its African premiere and shall provide a poetic close to the festival.
This edition also presents a series of films and conversations that examine contemporary issues that affect our lives and world in various ways –politics, science and the arts. It will also provide a forum for open discourse as well as literature, visual art and entertainment including live music during this 3-day cultural fiesta over its three-day period.
The imagined world order that assumed a safe and stable world, that would bind people and cultures in progress and prosperity appears to be experiencing fraught times. The countries and their agents expected to lead the vanguard of this safe and prosperous future are themselves fragile thus exposing age long fault lines in communities across the globe.
Recognising the fractious times that we live in – Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 brings to its audiences a selection of films that it hopes will support us in identifying the error of our trajectories and retracing our steps through a common contemplation of opportunities that would facilitate a reset of the weakening world order. This is imperative at a time when Nigeria is tackling perennial sectarianism.
“This year’s programme demonstrates the festival’s commitment to its mission of exposing African and global audiences to good quality independent African cinema with a view to stimulating discourse on issues and experiences rooted in the African experience. We are proud to continue what has become an enduring partnership with the African Film Festival, New York. This partnership has at its core a mission to expose African and global audiences to good quality independent African cinema with a view to stimulating discourse on issues and experiences rooted in the African experience”, said festival director, Ugoma Adegoke.
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