Nigerian Films will soon be showcased on the big screen in 3rd Woodpecker International

Film Festival (WFF).

Known for its focus on issue-based cinema, this globally acclaimed

film festival will have a special segment on Nigerian Films in its world panorama section. The

festival will be organised from September 17-20 at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi.

According to Narender Yadav, Founder Director, Woodpecker International Film Festival (WFF), the

festival is going to be a unique platform to promote Nigerian cinema in India. ?It?s for the first time

that a serious attempt is being made to bring Nigerian cinema to the Indian audience. I am sure this

is going to be an enriching experience for cinema lovers in India. At the same time, these films will

also attract large number of Nigerian youths, who are in New Delhi either for their higher studies or

for work. Overall, it?s going to be an exciting feature of our festival this year .?

Selected Nigerian Films

Brothers?directed by Azubuike Erinugha ? A young German lady arrives a remote village in Nigeria, Africa,

to discover coded cultural differences, similarities, taboos and possible meeting points.

Bedlam?directed by David Nnaji. A career driven young man abandons his family for work. His

determination for success had a negative effect on his relationship with his spouse relentlessly. She had

to take a drastic measure to make him realise that family values are much more important than pursuing

his profession.

Knocking on Heaven?s Door?directed by Desmond Eliot. It tells a story of the marital relationship between

Debbie (Adesuwa Etomi) and Moses (Blossom Chukwujekwu), and how an untold story from Moses’ past

tries to jeopardize their seemingly flawless union. The story takes an intriguing turn when a music

producer Thomas Dacosta (Majid Michel) enters into their lives.

Thy will be Done?directed by Obi Emelonye ? The Pastor of a large church in Lagos has a normal life until

one day his wife, who died 7 years ago, returns.

Doll House?directed by Kayode Peters. The sudden disappearance of young teenage girls gets the

attention of ? ?special unit head Angela Johnson,.Otairu Makoju and Issac whose sister got missing under

similar circumstances. They go desperately in search only for more revelations to surface. Doll house is a

movie about a cosmetic surgeon who uses her fame and social stance for illicit trade.

Silent Tears?directed by Ishaya Bako – A documentary on Nigerian women and emancipation.

Half of a Yellow Sun?directed by Biyi Bandele. Twin sisters (Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose) from a

wealthy Nigerian family take wildly different paths in life, but both become swept up in the struggle to

establish Biafra as an independent republic. Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s bestselling novel, this

is Bandele?s directorial film debut.

?October 1?directed by Kunle Afolayan ? In 1960, a Nigerian police detective is dispatched to investigate

the murders of women in a small community.

?Champagne -?directed by Emem Isong ??Nigerian?romantic?thriller film, produced and directed by Emem

Isong. It stars?Majid Michel,?Alex Ekubo, Mbong Amata,?Susan Peters, Tana Adelana, Kokotso Charlotte,

and introduces Rosemary Zimu as Champagne.?This is Emem Isong’s first film as a director.

Festival Jury

The Festival Jury for this year?s edition is headed by acclaimed actor and theatre director Mr. Avijit

Dutt. The Jury also has Nigerian writer and filmmaker Mr Onyeka Newuele. Other esteemed

members of the Jury include Oscar Nominated director-producer, writer and actor Ms. Ajita Suchitra

Veera, journalist Mr. Mihir Shrivastav and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Member Mr.

Ashieem Kaisthaa.

About the Organiser

The film festival is part of the ?Cinema for Change? initiative launched by CMSR foundation, a not-for-

profit Trust, based in New Delhi, to promote issue-based cinema globally. The foundation has been

established to harness the power of information, education and communications to achieve desired

social change. Communication for Social development, education, public health, rural development,

environment and media constitute the broad operational areas of CMSR foundation.

Source : TheTrentOnline


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