Mr. Akpor Otebele, an expert in Nigerian and African cinema and a professional in the industry itself, will present two lectures on Nollywood to Arcadia students. Mr. Otebele was a faculty member in Arcadia’s program in Arusha, Tanzania. He is also the Director of Arusha African Cinema Film Festival which Arcadia sponsored in 2011. He developed courses in Nollywood and African cinema, available to our students.
Based on the strength of numbers, Nollywood is the third largest film industry in the world. It produces over 1100 video films a year, making it the largest sector of creative industries in Africa. It is an increasingly larger part of the economy and a cultural force.
“Nollywood and Nigerian Cinema,” Lecture by Akpor Otebele
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
11:oo a.m.-1:00 p.m.
African Cinema Today: A Nollywood Model,” A Lecture and Film Screening of Ninah’s Dowry by Victor Viyouh
Friday, April 11, 2014
Boyer Hall, Calhoun Amphitheater