17th September, 2010
The management of Remdel Multimedia and Centre for Black African Arts and CivilizationÂ (CBAAC), are set to hold the 4th edition of the Festival of Indigenous African LanguageÂ Films.
The festival, which is conceived as an exposition of indigenous African Language films,Â according to the Festival Director, Biodun Ibitola, is the best way to project the potentialÂ of diverse indegeneous languages of African nationalities, â€œalthough the films are expectedÂ to be sub-titled in English and or French, to give them the desired universality. AfricanÂ language will enrich the content of African films and project better the over all image ofÂ the African nationalities so as to expose these cultures globally.â€
Ibitola said that the festival, which will hold at the Owena International Hotels, Akure,Â Ondo State, on 3 October, 2010, will focus on film makers, exhibit the capacity of films asÂ a vehicle for education, cultural and political understanding, engage in rigorousÂ intellectual debates to find out what film could achieve and moving Africa forwardÂ politically, among other things.
To this end, she said that the likes of Tunde Kelani, Joke Silva, Tunji Bamishigbin andÂ representative of the Nigerian Film Institute, Jos, have been chosen as facilitators, whileÂ the Director and Chief Executive Officer of CBAAC, Professor Tunde Babawale, will be theÂ chairman at the occasion.