Living in DC and not California, movie premieres, awards, galas, etc. are not something that I am particularly used to. I must also confess to not being a significant connoisseur of African visual media, though at various film festivals in DC I have been exposed to some African flicks that I have greatly enjoyed.
The Franco – Ivorian ‘Beyond the Ocean‘ (seen at the 2011 New African Films Festival) and the South African/Nigerian ‘Man on Ground‘ (seen at the Smithsonian’s 2012 African Art Film Festival) leap to mind. I’m slowly developing a limited appreciation of Nollywood and have a longer history of enjoying southern African TV shows.
Closer to DC, there are several events Continue reading