Segi’s Night Club, in the movie… Courtesy of Calpenny Films

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:

  1. DAY

SUNDAY // 01/08/21

2:00 pm-Lecture by TAM FIOFORI, titled: The Foundation and Pioneers of the Nigerian Film Industry«

Q&A

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

Iyabo Aboaba pointing to her image on display at the NFC Lagos Office in Ikoyi (By FRCN) venue of the ongoing Festival of Forgotten Films as curated by Didi Cheeka. Ms. Aboaba played the role of Bisi in the 1971 film adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart“. The festival continues Sunday August 1st at 2pm with the screening of another post-independence film Soyinka’s “Kongi Harvest” as directed by Ossie Davis and Co-produced by Francis Oladele. It closes 7pm after a number of film screenings, takes a four day break and then re-opens Friday August 6, 2021
  1. DAY

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

  1. DAY

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

3:15 pm

Break

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

 

  1. DAY

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

 

 

 

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