Igbo language film conference for December

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By The Guardian

LAGOS International Film Festival (LIFF) has announced plans to host the first Igbo film conference. The conference is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Lagos with the ‘Igbo Film: Where We Went Wrong’. A statement made available to The Guardian and signed by Stanley Okoronkwo said the conference will interrogate the tragic history of the Igbo film and seek a means for its revival and survival.

Back in 1992, Mr. Okey Ogunjiofor produced the movie Living in Bondage for NEK Videos Ltd, an Igbo language film that was widely credited with popularizing the direct to video system of distribution. The film was key to the emergence of Nollywood as a movie industry and its ultimate ranking by UNESCO as number two in the world.

The Igbo language is spoken by the Ibo people of South Eastern Nigeria. While Ibo expressions like igwe (king) and tufiakwa (abomination) have been popularized by Nollywood movies yet experts insist that the Igbo language is an endangered language that may die out soon.

According to the CEO Lagos International Film Festival Mr. Madu C. Chikwendu, “This conference is the first of its kind in the region and is the first in a series of cultural interventions by LIFF targeted at reclaiming the cultural identity of Africa”.

Confirmed speakers include actress Chief Clarion Chukwura, BOT chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Ezeanyigbo Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Founder/President, Omenigbo Filmmakers Mr. Amayo Uzor Philips, Living In Bondage producer and CEO TAVA Awards Okey Ogunjiofor. The conference will issue a communique on the way forward for the Igbo language film.

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Clarion Chukwura, Okey Ogunjiofor, Ifeanyi Dike for Igbo film confab

By Daily Independent

Lagos International Film Festival (LIFF) has announced plans to host the first ever Igbo Film Conference. The conference will hold on Wednesday December 8, in Lagos. ‘Igbo Film: Where we went wrong’, theme of the conference hopefully will interrogate the tragic history of the Igbo film and seek a means for its revival and survival.

It will be recalled that the 1992 movie Living in Bondage produced by Okey Ogunjiofor for NEK Videos Ltd and widely credited with popularising the direct to video system of distribution was made in Igbo language. The film is key to the emergence of Nollywood as a movie industry and its ultimate ranking by UNESCO as number two in the world.

According to a release signed by Stanley Okoronkwo, “Igbo as a language is spoken by the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria, while Igbo expressions like Igwe (king) and Tufiakwa (abomination) have been popularised by Nollywood movies, experts insist that the Igbo is a dying language.”

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lagos International Film Festival, Madu.C.Chikwendu, “this conference is the first of its kind in the region and is the first in a series of cultural interventions by LIFF targeted at reclaiming the cultural identity of Africa.”

Confirmed speakers include veteran actress, Chief Clarion Chukwura , BOT Chairman Actors Guild of Nigeria and Ezeanyigbo, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, founder/president Omenigbo Filmmakers and Amayo Uzor Philips, Living In Bondage producer and CEO TAVA Awards, Okey Ogunjiofor. The conference will deliberate on the way forward.

Meanwhile, the 2011edition of LIFF will hold in April.

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I need to watch "Living in Bondage"! I never watched that movie before. Clarion Chukwura, is a Chief?



Chai! Bastardization of the Chieftaincy title in Igbo land is now complete!! sweat: :mad:
 

wendydoks

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Pls, women are now chiefs in igbo land. Its called evolution. I dnt even know y this is news. Then again, u havnt even sen LIB. *shutters* where u not raised in naija? Maybe dt will explain why.
 

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Why can't she be a Chief?
Nothing wrong with her being a Chief. As long as it was conferred on her by her community Elders and EZE (King) for contributions, and exemplary life towards her people and community, and not bought for fee from greedy and unscrupulous Kings/elders from far away villages. Sadly, the latter is usually the case!
 

Field Marshal

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Pls, women are now chiefs in igbo land. Its called evolution. I dnt even know y this is news. Then again, u havnt even sen LIB. *shutters* where u not raised in naija? Maybe dt will explain why.
Read my response to Sola, here.

That's the question, I should be asking you. If you knew what it takes to make one a titled person, you wouldn't have been so flippant................no let's make this civil.
 

takestyle

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Great move, hope it comes out well and responsibly. BTW, Guardian, it's "Igbo" not "Ibo"! Your editors should be ashamed of themselves!
Some schools of thought hold that "Ibo" refers to the people and "Igbo" to the language... It's a valid convention, though some disagree with it.
 

wendydoks

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Read my response to Sola, here.

That's the question, I should be asking you. If you knew what it takes to make one a titled person, you wouldn't have been so flippant................no let's make this civil.
well, thats you being judgemental. becos she is clarion chukwurah, you quickly assume she may have bought it for free. and i am being civil here. abeg!
 

wendydoks

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Some schools of thought hold that "Ibo" refers to the people and "Igbo" to the language... It's a valid convention, though some disagree with it.
lol...i guess in your mind.


Igbo has always been Igbo for the language and the people. Everyother variation of Igbo is incorrect and insulting. Chinua Achebe NEVER used ibo in his novels neither did Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You usually hear it from pple dealing with inferioirty complex and just ignorant pple( knowingly or unknowingly). Oh, and those who just lack respect for the culture.
 
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