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Voices & Visions in Black Media: Centering New Directions in Nollywood

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00pm

Cornell Cinema 104 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

Voices & Visions in Black Media is an ongoing series that surveys the diverse and global landscape of Black media practices and scholarship, engaging and critically exploring the world of blackness on screen and/or behind the camera in film, television, and digital media. 

This year’s screening program is curated by Rejoice Abutsa, a doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, and is dedicated to new directions in Nollywood. The series will feature three films that reflect the diverse output of the Nigerian film industry and highlight the work of several of its key contributors.

Organized by Samantha N. Sheppard, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, the Voices & Visions in Black Media series is generously supported by the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

All screenings are free and open to the public and will take place at Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Theatre. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 

5:30pm – The Mirror Boy 
Directed by Obi Emelonye, 2010
Featuring introduction by Rejoice Abutsa

8pm – Film to be announced
Stay tuned for additional details

Wednesday, October 4

7pm – Half of a Yellow Sun
Directed by Biyi Bandele, 2014
Featuring introduction by Rejoice Abutsa

This film is also presented in collaboration with Institute for African Development at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies as part of the ongoing series African Languages, Literature, and Film

Read the full announcement here.

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