The United States consulate general Lagos is set to showcase contemporary American films in Lagos.

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These documentaries by independent filmmakers will uncover powerful stories of American youth overcoming social, cultural, business and inner growth challenges .

The screenings will also feature virtual dialogues with the American filmmakers.

The films scheduled to air are Keepers of the Game by Judd Ehrlich, CodeGirl by Leslie Chilcott,  Generation Startup and I’m Not Racist…Am I?

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Leading Nollywood artists, Nigerian academics, and students will participate at the event and discuss approaches to addressing common challenges specific to the filmmaking industry in Nigeria.

“The American Film Showcase is a rare opportunity for all Nigerian film enthusiasts to watch great documentary films by independent American producers and directors, and hear from Nigerian and American film industry experts,” said Darcy Zotter, public affairs officer of the US consulate.

“The films insightfully portray diverse cultures in America, and they connect to common challenges for youth who yearn to achieve great things in the United States and Nigeria,” Darcy added.

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The event which will be coming up on Friday, October 21 and Monday, October 24, is part of the 7th edition of the Eko International Film Festival in Lagos.



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