Award-winning screen director Tope Oshin celebrates a new generation of Nigerian women film-makers currently reinventing Nollywood, the largest and most prolific film industry in Africa.
Tope pays tribute to the popular and inspirational film-maker Amaka Igwe who died in 2014 and meets some of the key women now shaking up gender stereotypes and winning awards. These include the formidable and outspoken Mildred Okwo, director of the political satire The Meeting, Michelle Bello, director of the hit romcom Flower Girl, Kemi Adetiba who directed last year’s box office winner The Wedding Party and Remi Vaughan Richards whose drama Outspoken cast a searing spotlight on the issue of child brides. (27′)
Broadcast as part of the BBC 100 Women season
Associate Producer Nadia Denton
Producer Mukti Jain Campion
First broadcast BBC World Service Oct 2017
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