7.30pm Wednesday 6 October: Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

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

Nollywood Now panel discussion 6 Oct 2010 by phoenixworld