By Mark Anton-Gibbons
The Festival of Forgotten Films opened Saturday July 31st 2021 at the Zonal Office of the Nigerian Film Corporation NFC, in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The event opened with a special screening of the 1971 film adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” as directed by Jason Pohland.
Another post-independence film, Soyinka’s “Kongi Harvest” as directed by Ossie Davis and Co-produced by Francis Oladele will be screened Sunday August 1, 2021 at 2pm.
Afer Sunday evening, August 1, 2021, the festival continues on Fi riday, August 6 and concludes n Sunday, August 8, 2021.
Below are details of the programme schedule:
SUNDAY // 01/08/21
2:00 pm-Lecture by TAM FIOFORI, titled: The Foundation and Pioneers of the Nigerian Film Industry«
3:00 pm-Film Screening Kongi’s Harvest by Ossie Davis (Nigeria 1970, 85min), after which there’s talk, Q&A
5:15 pm-Film Screening-INDEPENDÊNCIA | INDEPENDENCE by Mario Bastos (Angola 2015, 110 min) and then Talk, Q&A
7:00 pm-Post-Screening Conversation & Drinks
FRIDAY // 06/08/21
3:00 pm-Film Screening- Spell Reel by Filipa Cesar (Germany 2017, 96min), after which there’s talk, Q&A
5:30 pm-Film Screening-Handsworth Song by John Akomfrah (United Kingdom 1987, 59min), after which there’s talk, Q&A.
6:30 pm-Post-Screening Conversation & Drinks
SATURDAY // 07/08/21
12:00 pm-Tribute-The Films of Eddie Ugbomah, after which there’s talk, Q&A.
1:45 pm-Film Screening-Uma Memória em Três Atos | A Memory in Three Acts by Inadelso Cossa
(Mozambique 2016, 64min), after which there’s talk, Q&A
4:00 pm-Panel Discussion-On the culture and politics of memory
5:00 pm-Film Screening-La Zerda et Les Chants de L’oubli | Zerda or The Songs of Forgetting by Assis Djebar (Algeria 1978, 60min), after which there’s talk, Q&A
7:00 pm-Film Screening-Mes Voisins | My Neighbours by Med Hondo, (France 1971, 35min)
7:35 pm-Post-Screening Conversation & Drinks
SUNDAY // 08/08/21
3:00 pm-Film Screening-Countdown at Kusini by Ossie Davis, (Nigeria, USA 1976, 101min)
Memory Also Dies, by Didi Cheeka (Nigeria 2020, 5min), after which there’s Q&A
5:15 pm-Presentation-What Has Happened to Nigeria’s Postwar (1967-70) Cinema?
6:30 pm-Closing Reception / VJing
Funkadelia: The Sound of Forgotten Music