BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood producer and director, Tope Oshin is set to release her latest film project and first documentary, Amaka’s Kin – The Women of Nollywood.
The documentary is dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian Amazon Filmmaker and TV mogul, Amaka Igwe (1963-2014).
Amaka’s Kin chronicles the journey and challenges of female directors working within the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry popularly known as Nollywood.
Tope Oshin said about the movie, “It examines the careers of the very few female directors practicing in the very male dominated Nigerian film industry, widely known as Nollywood; their journey and pain,their joys and the challenges and hurdles they had to jump to become directors of film.”
“Referencing and dedicated to the life and art of Nigeria’s most prominent female director, the late Amaka Igwe, (1963-2014), who inspired and encouraged many female directors like myself and others to explore the terrain and conquer the norm, this documentary carries the voices and thoughts of prominent and practicing female directors in Nigeria––and also examines how we as contemporary filmmakers are encouraging the next generation of filmmakers and the future while overcoming the odds.”
Amaka’s Kin – The Women Of Nollywood stars award winning filmmakers Mildred Okwo, Michelle Bello, Stephanie Linus, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Pat Oghre Imobhio, Jadesola Osiberu, Adeola Osunkojo, Dolapo Lowladee Adeleke, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Ema Edosio and Tope Oshin.
The film is written, directed and produced by Tope Oshin, cinematography by Segun Adekoya, Ema Edosio, Ebenezer Sogo and Ade Oshin, Edited by Ade Oshin and Music Score & Sound Design by Truth.
Amaka’s Kin – The Women Of Nollywood will have its first public/festival screenings in the last quarter of 2016.