Nigeria’s “A Place Called Forward”, “Earth Women”, others make NGOIFF 2022 official selection

Ten films from Nigeria including CSR-In-Action’s docudrama Earth Women and Umanu Elijah’s short film A Place Called Forward are among the 100 set to screen at the 2022 NGO International Film Festival (NGOIFF) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Earth Women is based on the challenges of women in extractive communities, while A Place Called Forward is on the effect of toxic carbonate pollution on climate change. 

Making the official selection is no doubt  evidence that Nigerian storytellers are beyond the entertainment outlook of Nollywood.

Selected from an unprecedented record of 2,071 entries from a total of 123 countries from 1,400 organisations, this year’s selection will screen at a three-day festival slated for October 19th to 21st,  2022.

The official selection will explore the festival’s theme of the year- Covid, Conflict, Climate Change; through varying and captivating storytelling styles, genre and approaches. 

Also in line with the festival’s mission, the official selection will feature human-centred stories that seek to address themes of social relevance along the 17 SDGs.

Presiding over the festival’s selection this year is a jury of eight members including; Christian Clark, Onome Ako, John Allan-Namu, Natalie Kyriacou, Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, Danee Hamaza, Rania Al Jabban, and Lance Gould.

The NGOIFF is a first-of-its-kind festival that aims to collate and disseminate unique stories themed along Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The mobile festival annually brings together thousands of advocacy intervention-driven multimedia content, in a bid to bridge the gap and create an opportunity for sharing knowledge, information and discussions around humanitarian and development projects. 

Full list and more info can be found in the festival’s website here

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