50 films are expected to screen at the 2015 edition of the yearly iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival which begins on Thursday, March 19 and will run through Sunday March 22 at the Freedom Park, the old Broad Street Prison on Lagos Island.
The films were curated by the iREP directorate in collaboration with its partners – the US-based African World Documentary Film Festival, AWDFF; the Germany-based Association of Documentary film makers (Ag-Dok): and the British Council, which is supporting the festival for the first time this year. The screening list including award-winning works such as Chameleon (by Ryan Mullins/Canada); Love is All (by Kim Longinotto/UK); Poverty Inc (by Michael Matheson/US); Unforgiven (by Lucas Augustin/Rwanda-Germany); Katlehong (by Irene Loebell/South Africa); Olu Amoda: A Metallic Journey (by Tam Fiofori and Joel Benson/Nigeria); Skyfall (by Juliet Asante/Ghana); A Leaf in the Wind (by John-Marie Teno/Cameroon-France); Scarred: Anatomy of a Massacre (by Judy Kibinge/Kenya); Comrades in Dream (Uli Gaulke/Germany); Deeper Than Black (Sean Addo/USA); The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper/USA); Unbroken: The John Sunmonu Story (by Toyin Poju-Oyemade/Nigeria) and When I Was Water (by David Forbes (South Africa) among others.
Beyond the screenings, about 12 international guests from countries that include Germany, United States, United Kingdom, France, Cameroon, Gabon, South Africa, Kenya and others are expected at the festival. The festival also offers training sessions, workshops, seminars as well as Master Classes for young, aspiring and already practising filmmakers, which usually throng its programme in every edition since 2010 when it was birthed.
iREP Film Festival is conceived and organised by the iRepresent Documentary Film Forum, an affiliate of the West African Documentary Film Forum (WDFF), and the Documentary Network Africa (DNA).
The 2015 edition will explore the theme: REINVENTING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IN A DIGITAL SPACE.
More information can be found at www.irepfilmfestival.com.
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