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Emem Isong Unveils Film  Festival  In U.S. To Celebrate Black Cultural Heritage 

by Newstimesafrica

Emem Isong

Frontline female filmmaker Emem Isong-Misodi  is poised to celebrate the African cultural heritage  in films as she  unveils   the inuagural  edition of her  African Cultural Film Festival, AFFRICUFF  in the United States.

The  film festival   is scheduled to hold from the 26th of October through 29, in  Houston,Texas.

Emem, who is currently residing in the United States, with her family,  said the passion she has for the promotion and  preservation of the  black cultures and traditions inspired  her decision to host  the festival.

According to her: “This year marks the 31st year that Nollywood came to be, as an industry and what better way to celebrate this feat than by hosting AFFRICUFF.

Speaking further, Emem said the 4-day Afrocentric film festival focuses  on celebrating African films, short films and documentaries in the bid to unveil the cultural and artistic richness of the black race to a global audience.

“AFFRICUFF  aims  at honoring cultural richness and artistic expression. It highlights the dynamic and evolving landscape of Africa and films from other parts of the world that are rich in cultural content.

“We celebrate the power of storytelling, not just in African stories but also , in the beautiful cultures of the world. AFFRICUFF is widely considered to be Africa’s most important film event that focuses on and celebrates cultural richness and artistic expression., ” Emem added.

The four-day festival has  the likes of  Dr Shaibu Hussain, Dr Cathy Archibong, Ijeoma Onah, Bode Ojo, Bola Aduwo, Teejay Hakeem Olaleye, Divine Ighovie among others as organizing committee members and advisors respectively.

Apart from film screenings, the  film festival will also feature panel discussions, workshops,  networking  and award ceremony.

AFFRICUFF , it’s said  encourages a vibrant exchange of ideas and promotes a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity.

Meanwhile, organizers are calling for entries that promote our cultural heritage  from African countries and those of other cultures that are expressed through films.


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