Award winning Nollywood producer, Tope Oshin set out to profile various remarkable female Nollywood filmmakers and presented it in a film that was privately screened last weekend.
The world premiere of The Women of Nollywood: Amaka’s Kin will take place at Beyond Nollywood 2016, part of the programs of the Black Star. Black Star is an initiative of the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Festival and is UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors.
The documentary is dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian Amazon Filmmaker and TV mogul, Amaka Igwe (1963-2014). It chronicles the journey and challenges of female directors working within the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry popularly known as Nollywood.
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.
Fresh from TIFF exposure, Abba Makama‘s Green White Green will also be screened at the festival that is set to run from Friday November 18 to Sunday November 20.