The 9th BronzeLens Film Festival is now in full swing BUT it kicked off to a great start on Sunday, August 19th with the "Nollywood Screening Experience" event which was presented by the BronzeLens Film Festival and Iyalode Productions.
As mentioned in my earlier post, our very own short documentary - "Mr. Gele" as well as Jade Osiberu's feature film, "Isoken" made it's Atlanta premiere at the SouthWest Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. It was such a delight to see "Mr. Gele" on the big screen. Whenever I watch it with a new audience, it always seems as if I am watching it for the very first time. The feeling makes up for all the hard work that went into making this film.
"Isoken" was an absolute joy to experience from beginning to end. From the glamorous Nigerian fashion to the lovely production design and most importantly the well put together storyline, it was simply a glorious thing to watch. Well done, Jade! What a way to show off the Nigerian culture in such a classic way!
The whole night was just a wonderful celebration of our culture and I was elated to be in the midst of it all. At the end of the screening, Joseph Benjamin, the lead actor in Isoken, Moji Sonoiki of Iyalode Productions and yours truly sat down for a talkback with UrbanGeekz.com Founder and CEO Kunbi Tinuoye (video coming soon).
But what made the night the most special for me was having my husband, kids and close friends and family members there to support me. A special thanks to every single one that came out, it is truly appreciated more than you'll ever know! THANK YOU!!
A special thanks to photographers Sheila Kuria, Julie Kabinu and a host of others who captured the photos below.
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