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Friday, March 2 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Storytelling Through Film - A Panacea FULL

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Movies and all forms of visual storytelling, have always been more than just a tool for entertainment. Over the years, film has been used as a tool for social re-engineering, promoting themes which form the notions and opinions of viewers. Film often forms the first impressions people have for other societies and cultures and  when utilized skillfully, has proven to be a huge tool in social development.

The current state of our nation and society, is heartbreaking. There is a crisis of fitting the identities of the individual (ethnicities) within the constructs of the community (nation). Internally, there are so many lines that divide. This is evident oftentimes in the manner in which harmless conversations on social media rapidly degenerate into a hate filled back and forth, which often play along the prejudiced lines of tribe, religion and societal status. 

Nollywood has a huge role to play by emphasizing storytelling as a tool for nation building. Telling the right stories and promoting positive themes, can provoke necessary discussions among individuals, in homes, offices and streets. Passing the right information will go a long way in correcting wrongly held views and notions, while promoting a society that is more accommodating, and tolerant to the individual as well as the society as a whole.

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Desola Ade-Unuigbe

Showbiz/Events Editor, BELLA NAIJA
Adesola Ade-Unuigbe is currently the Showbiz and Events Editor for Africa’s leading online lifestyle platform, BellaNaija.com. With an educational background in Mass Communications, she has had over 5 years experience in the media industry.
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Bolaji Kekere Ekun

Bolaji Kekere-Ekun is the founder of the 37thState media production company and a graduate of the Mastersprogramme in Film & Television production at the world’s foremost film school, The USC School of Cinematic Arts.He has been featured on MTV Base and BET Africa as one of Africa’s... Read More →
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Tope Oshin

Tope Oshin is a Nigerian television and film director, producer and casting director. In 2015 Pulse magazine named her as one of "9 Nigerian female movie directors you should know" in the Nollywood film industry. As a child she engaged in drawing, singing and dancing, and had aspirations... Read More →
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Jade Osiberu

Founder, TRIBE85
Jadesola Osiberu earned her first degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester, but after a brief stint as a Software Engineer at Neptune Software, she returned to her true passion and went on to obtain a Masters in Media and Communications.Her career... Read More →
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Imoh Umoren

IMOH UMOREN’S BRIEF PROFILE Imoh Umoren is a multiple-award winning Director and Producer. Born on 13th August 1982. He is vastly experienced in all parts of production, Studied Television and Film in Ryerson, Canada. Severally nominated for The Future Awards Screen Producer Of... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
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