Directors: Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, Canada 2008. 75 minutes. Rated 12A
The festival kicks off with a panel discussion featuring industry insiders, followed by a screening of the Canadian documentary feature Nollywood Babylon, which captures the Nigerian film industry in its social and political context. A great ‘beginners guide’ for people new to Nollywood.
The launch night panel discussion, chaired by the festival director, included:
- Alfred Soroh, Managing Director of Nollywood Channel (Sky 329)
- Dr. Gareth Stanton, Head of Media and Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London
- Adekunle Detokunbo-Bello, Nigerian actor, film-maker and academic
- Moses Babatope, Odeon Cinemas’ special projects manager for Nollywood