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CATE is 20! To celebrate the Children And The Environment, founded by Sola Alamutu, the Green Queen, who also coordinates the Green Festival segment of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), there will be A festival-worthy party. This is aside the usual creative workshops and expressions by the children/students’ segment of LABAF continue

Focus this year is on: Culinary competitions, Reading, Green-preneurs, Greenart exhibition, Creativity workshops

Date: Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Time: 9 am

Venue: Food Court, Freedom Park, Lagos

Don’t miss #Labaf2019

Felabration @ Freedom Park: Day 6 will definitely blow you away.

We had a full-blown vibe yesterday.

Day 5 of Felabration at Freedom Park lived up to its expectation with artsy performances that kept everyone moving.

We’re not done yet.

Day 6 promises to over deliver, with an interesting collective of music artistes on the tonight’s line-up.

If you are looking for where to get loose and enjoy a night of premium African music in an atmosphere of of fellow music lovers, then you are welcome.

Hurry up and pitch your tent at Freedom Park.

We kick off at 7pm.

See you soon.

Rwanda Film Festival kicks off today

The 15th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival, which has established itself as not only one of the country’s most important cultural events, but one of Africa’s major film festivals has been announced.

This year’s edition will run under the theme: “New Africa, Evolving Perspectives’’, which points at the big strides Africa as a continent is making in the areas of trade, tourism, education and in the film industry.

Speaking at a news conference at the institute’s premises, Eric Kabera, the president of the Rwanda Cinema Centre, said that the event starts October 19 to 26, in different locations of Kigali.

“Dates for the 15th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival will stretch from the 19th to the 26th of this month and the event is expected to inspire men and women of the African origin to tell their beautiful African stories,” he said.

“We, as Africans, are responsible for telling our own stories. The locations chosen to host this year’s edition include the Kigali Public Library, the Kigali Cultural Village, as well as Century Cinema. The festival will promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding art of cinema in Rwanda as well as presenting the most outstanding films produced from all over the world,” he said.

Renown comedian and actor Diogene Ntarindwa, who is set to be the ambassador for the festival, noted that the main reason the movie industry in Rwanda is not developed is the fact that there is a lot of ‘copy and paste’ of movies from elsewhere.

“There is lack of creativity as many movies here have a concept that is either derived from Hollywood or Nollywood, and this makes the industry appear as if it is just surviving on the presence of these and this really keeps us backward as people are watching what they have already seen from movies elsewhere,” he said.

Source: The New Times

Damson Idris, Genevieve Nnaji star in Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s New Movie ‘Farming.’

Based on the writer and directors childhood, British-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s feature directorial is based on his own unbelievable story as a troubled youth.

Farming tells a story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future.

Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang . A compelling film Farming sees actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje turn his traumatic early life into a drama for his directorial debut. With starry names like Genevieve Nnaji ,Kate Beckinsale and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in its ensemble.

“Here in Britain, we know a lot about the history of Black American slavery, civil rights, and the African American experience. But very little is known about the black British struggle. This is just one of our stories.” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The title refers to a social practice in which Nigerian immigrants to Britain would temporarily give their children to white foster families, sending money for a child’s keep while they studied to make a better life for themselves.

Out in Nigerian Cinemas on the you don’t want to miss out on A chilling drama about combative need to face down the past, before embracing a future of hope.

Farming won the the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival in June. Damson Idris won the award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the festival.

According to Moses Babatope, Managing Director, FilmOne, the film is an important one for the region.

“We have so many stories that need to be told. Many, like Farming, have relevance beyond Africa and affect the history and culture of other countries where there is a Nigerian diaspora. We want to ensure that audiences in west Africa get to watch movies that shift the conversation around our impact on the world.”

Farming will be released in Nigeria cinemas from October 25th in cinemas in Nigeria, Ghana and across west Africa.

Source: The Guardian life

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