Not one but three films will be screened at this year’s Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF2019). DANCING MASK (54mins), a documentary film about the history and activities of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), is one of them. It tells the story of how the association was founded in 1981 by the late novelist Professor Chinua Achebe with support from Wole Soyinka and other first generation of Nigerian writers. In this documentary, director Tee Jay Dan interviews both old and young writers including first generation writers like Mabel Segun and Professor Kole Omotoso. The film highlights the significance of ANA and the association’s contribution to the development of literature and democracy in Nigeria.
(Produced by iREP International Documentary Film Forum)