ASAUK22 Film Night: Onye Ozi – 2nd September 2022 – 6PM
Posted on 2nd August, 2022 in News
ASAUK22 – Film Night – 2nd September, 6PM
with Q&A by producer and director Obi Emelonye
Roll up, roll up, Nollywood comes to ASAUK Conference Liverpool!
The African Studies Association of the UK is delighted to announce a special free screening of Obi Emelonye’s 2013 masterpiece, Onye Ozi (The Messenger). In this impishly original movie, Emelonye transplants Nollywood’s quirky comedy and jujuish soul onto a south-London council estate. Onye Ozi is ground-breaking as the first multi-ethnic British film to be performed entirely in an African language, with distinguished linguist Yvonne Mbanefo bringing the actors to Igbo proficiency. At its release, the movie was garlanded at Nollywood’s most august ceremonies – including the AMVCAs and the Africa Movie Academy Awards – and it has since gone on to achieve the status of cult classic.
We are honoured to welcome Onye Ozi’s star producer-director Obi Emelonye for a q&a session at the screening on Friday 2nd September to celebrate the opening of the ASAUK22 Conference: Diaspora Remittance Flows: Restitution, Culture and Capital at the University of Liverpool. This is an entirely free event, do come and join us at this unique screening.
The film screening is free to attend, but spaces must be booked in advance in order to ensure admittance. A link to the Eventbrite ticket can be found here, and below.