Monday, September 08, 2008

Zina Saro-Wiwa presents This Is My Africa

Zina Saro-Wiwa will be present to give a talk about the film and conduct a Q&A session at the following three events:

Saturday 13th September 08 2pm - CCA Lagos
- 9 McEwen Street, Off Queen Street, Sabo, Opp Methodist Church, Herbert Macaulay St, Lagos.

Thursday 18th September 6.30pm - Salamander Cafe, Abuja.

Friday 19th September 2.00pm - Jos Film School, Jos.

This Is My Africa

What is Africa to you? This is a question Zina Saro-Wiwa has explored in her latest film This Is My Africa. A delightful, thought-provoking and utterly unique film This Is My Africa seeks to create an alternative image of Africa created out of the memories, tastes and opinions of 20 London-based Africans and Africaphiles. "I wanted to make a film that used private reminisces to challenge the way Africa is talked about publicly - which is often negative, reductive and wholly defined by the current affairs and NGO sector" says Zina.

A 50-minute crash course in African culture, This Is My Africa offers glimpses of African food, books, artists, music and films that have personally resonated with the interviewees who are: artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE; film-maker, John Akomfrah OBE; Channel 4 news anchor, Jon Snow; actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor; actor, Colin Firth; author, Biyi Bandele; fashion designer, Bayo Oduwole; writer, Mazzi Binaisa; DJ, Duncan Brooker; cultural historian, Nana O. Ayim; This Is My Africa comes at an important time. "Africa is still very much The Dark Continent in the eyes of the world,' says producer/director Zina Saro-Wiwa.

About the director:
The producer/director Zina Saro-Wiwa is a film-maker, writer and presenter for the BBC. She is also the founder of AfricaLab a multimedia company dedicated to changing the way the world sees Africa.

To see a CNN piece on the film, click here.


opium,  1:50 pm  

I have seen it, and it's certainly worth viewing.

Anonymous,  4:44 pm  

Any UK showing??

Kody 8:56 am  

Any contact number/email for the lagos event?

Anonymous,  12:13 am  

this is a great idea.
infact, i learnt more about naija after i left home.
i am really loving naija from this
transatlantic view.
i watch naija movies all the time.
dont like the mosquitos or the no nepa, plus health care sucks, not to mention security, and the poverty, pls dont get me started, but i still love naija very much.

Chikwe Ihekweazu 1:54 pm  

any UK showing...

is it available to buy anywhere?

Anonymous,  10:50 pm  

I believe there will be a screening in november check out

africandream 10:33 am  

This is a great work you have done.Thanks for the information.

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