Lights, Camera AFRICA!!! Presents ‘Who Do You Think You Are’
To take away a people’s history is to take away their power.
Ethnicity and Identity politics are growing trends which threaten the ideal of the modern state today. Fragmenting communities and putting up walls. In the years that have followed, it appears as though those histories and identities collapsed.
This year’s Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival presents Who Do You Think You Are? a theme which seeks to facilitate interrogations of self and more reflective perspectives of our shared humanity. It is our thesis that self-knowledge – of history, of culture – situates, locates and informs communities, countries, and civilizations. With this year’s eighth edition, the festival focuses on a core aspect of its message – to
connect with issues that are rooted in the African experience.
The Film Festival, hosted by Lala Akindoju, opens on Friday, 28 September 2018 with a cocktail and Ema Edosio’s film, premiering for the first time in Nigeria, Kasala! On Saturday and Sunday, a wide range of films from all over the world will be screened to entertain, educate and ignite conversations. Films screening at Lights Camera Africa
Iko Ndu by Chikezie Ifedobi
Lagos: The Birth of a City of Style and Cafe of Dreams by Emeka Ed Keazor
Zerzura by Christopher Kirkley
Granma by Alfie Nze
Asmat by Dagmawi Yimer
U Me I by Nosa Igbinedion
Town Crier by Somto Ajuluchukwu
Ignorance of Blood and The Lost Cafe by Kenneth Gyang
The Delivery Boy by Adekunle
Lucky by Togbe Gavua
Our Africa by Alexander Markov
Agwaetiti Obuito by Onyeka Nwelue
Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor by Manthia Diawara
Hidden Treasures by Remi Vaughan Richards.
The festival will close with a South African movie, Baby Mamas by Stephina Zwane. There will be special musical performances to open and close the festival and lively Question and Answer sessions with the filmmakers and the audience are promised, to ignite conversations and contextualise the minds and intentions of the filmmaker.