Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11
GLENSIDE, Pa. (April 2, 2014) — Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival, will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture.
- Wednesday, April 9, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Brubaker Hall 201
- Friday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Boyer Hall’s Calhoun Amphitheater; also includes a screening and discussion of Victor Viyuoh’s Ninah’s Dowry, a noted Nollywood production
Both events are free and open to the public (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside). More information is available at nollywood.arcadia.edu.
A filmmaker, writer, educator, and theater director, Otebele cofounded Hakika Entertainment, a film, video, theater, and media arts production company based in Arusha, Tanzania. He has taught a course in African cinema through The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2013 Open Doors report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the north and lauds Arcadia’s study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.