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Nigerian films make it to India’s Woodpecker Film Festival

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WFF LogoThe third Woodpecker International Film Festival (WFF) will have a special segment on Nigerian films in its world panorama organised in New Delhi, India.

According to Narender Yadav, founding director, WFF, the festival, coming up between September 17 and 20, at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi, is going to be a unique platform to promote Nigerian cinema in India.

“It’s for the first time that a serious attempt is being made to bring Nigerian cinema to the Indian audience. I am sure this is going to be an enriching experience for cinema lovers in India.

“At the same time, these films will also attract large number of Nigerian youths, who are in New Delhi either for their higher studies or for work. Overall, it’s going to be an exciting feature of our festival this year,” he said.

Selected Nigerian films include ‘Brothers’ directed by Azubuike Erinugha; ‘Bedlam’ by David Nnaji; ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ by Desmond Elliot; ‘Thy Will Be Done’ by Obi Emenloye; ‘Doll House’ by Kayode Peters; ‘Silent Tears,’ a documentary by Ishaya Bako; ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Biyi Bandele; ‘October 1’ by Kunle Afolayan, and ‘Champagne’ by Emem Isong.

The festival Jury also has Nigerian writer and filmmaker, Onyeka Newuele.

Oyindamola Usman