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Re: [Santeria Religion Lucumi] Film Screening

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  • heriberto oquendo
    Pleas let me know when this comes to NYC daughterofosun wrote:FREE SCREENING Monday, 12th January 2004, at 7:00 PM in the Khalili
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      Pleas let me know when this comes to NYC

      daughterofosun <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:FREE SCREENING

      Monday, 12th January 2004, at 7:00 PM in the Khalili Lecture Theatre
      of SOAS, the African Society will host the U.K. Premier of HERITAGE,
      the latest film by renowned Nigerian filmmaker Ladi Ladebo. Ladebo
      represents the last of the celluloid filmmakers in his country.The
      screening of HERITAGE at the School of Oriental and African Studies
      will mark the beginning of the U.K. tour of the film. HERITAGE (16mm,
      90 mins) combines both documentary and fictional styles to explore
      the issue of the illegal smuggling of African artefacts for sale on
      the international art market. The film also tells the story of a
      family reunion, as an American research student travels to Nigeria in
      search of a respected archaeologist, wrongfully imprisoned for the
      smuggling a rare bronze chest of Oduduwa the progenitor of the
      Yoruba, only to find out that the archaeologist is his father. The
      film was produced in part with the support of the
      French government and has been well received during screening in
      Lagos, Nigeria and Zurich, Switzerland with plans of creating a
      documentary on artefact smuggling based on the film.

      Producer, writer, director Ladi Ladebo has a long history of
      filmmaking in Nigeria with producer credits for film such as BISI,
      DAUGHTER OF THE RIVER (1977) and COUNDOWN AT KUSINI (1976), written
      by Wole Soyinka and directed by Ossie Davis. Ladebo's directing
      credits have included advocacy films such as award winning IN THE
      NAME OF TRADITION (1994) focusing on the issue of female circumcision
      in Nigeria. His recent film BABA ZAK was featured at the African
      film festival FESPACO in 2001.

      HERITAGE will be shown at:

      School of Oriental & African Studies
      Thornhaugh Street
      Russell Square
      London WC1H 0XG





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