6 reasons not to miss Lights Camera Africa!!! film festival 2019
Every year, for the
past eight years, the Lights Camera Africa!!! film festival has gathered the
cream of Lagos’ discerning cultural consumers on a three day film binge. And in
those years they have been exposed to award winning, critically acclaimed and
genre bending films like Green White Green, Kasala, The Delivery boy, Café of
Dreams, Baby Mamas, Confusion na Wa, B for Boy, Finding Fela, Sobukwe, The
Amazing Nina Simone, La Piroque, An Opera of the world, Timbuktu, White
Wedding, The Steward Hall Project etc.
2019 will not be different as the Lights Camera Africa!!! film festival returns for its 9th iteration. The festival will hold at the MUSON center from September 27th to 29th with over 10 films for our viewing pleasure.
We bring you 6 good
reasons why you must not miss this year’s LCA 2019
will be lots of really cool, smart and culturally aware people offering you an
immersive networking opportunity over 3 days.
will catch the award winning VR film, Daughters of Chibok by the immensely
talented Kachi Benson who won in the best virtual reality story category at the
76th Venice International Film Festival this September. The film tells the story
of the April 2014 abduction of 276 female students from Government Secondary
School, Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. 107 of them were eventually released
following government negotiations with the terrorists, but 112 remain missing.
Ogbu-Oja Eze, veteran photographer and filmmaker, Tam Fiofori’s poignant and
nuanced take on the dying art of the igbo flautist, ogbu-oja.
the streets of Lagos in the shoes of the Area Boys, grizzled and wizened hard
living denizens of Lagos’ streets captured in all their glory in Tolulope Itegboje’s Awon Boyz described by thelagosreview.ng as a film which “does not exploit their situation for cheap gain and neither does he
judge. His directorial approach is to observe and present leaving the viewers
to make their own value judgements.”
There will be a
surprise performance by a critically acclaimed jazz and afrobeat musician whose
album released almost 20 years ago, remains a classic of the genre. Who? Attend
and find out.
Abba Makama who
delighted festival audiences in 2016 with his genre bending “Green White Green”
Kan described as “a rambling hot Mess of
pure genius” returns with his critically acclaimed “The Lost Okoroshi” which
has gained a feature in the Hollywood
Reporter where the film has
been described as “semicomic tale of
spiritual possession. Set in Lagos, it imagines the man transforming into a
spirit…” Don’t miss this one.