As travel and technology continue to shrink the globe, so does the third largest continent in the world. “Africa is a Country” is a popular blog whose title parodies how westerners (including the current U.S. President) have traditionally regarded the continent of Africa. The launch of this film series provides an alternative glimpse into the current creative, vibrant contemporary film scene in Africa, highlighting distinctive films from Nigeria and South Africa in this inaugural launch.
Feature Films Screening at Nollywood 3.0
Short Films Screening at Nollywood 3.0
The Knot by Davina Lee. 15 mins
A love story with an interesting twist – revealing the role Santeria plays in a destined relationship. While based on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, Davina Lee attributes that much of her work is influenced by folklore that journeyed across from the African continent, carried down from generation to generation.
OBLIVIOUS by Ekene Som Mekwunye. 26 mins
It’s a story we’ve heard many times before -- a married man finds a new lover and asks his wife for a divorce. His wife says she would grant his request under one condition: he must carry her out of bed every day for a month. In the end, we find the husband was completely oblivious of what his wife was going through. Best short film, AMVCA 2015
THE ENCOUNTER by Ekene Som Mekwunye. 20 mins
This short film documents the last encounter between the Biafran warlord Emeka Ojukwu, and Ifeajuna before the latter was executed for treason during the heat of the Biafran war. The both childhood friends find themselves on the side of the cause. The film won Best Score at the AMVCA in 2017, and a Jury Special award at AFRIFF 20.