Nollywood Travel Film Festival | Beckma (2022)
The second day of the Dutch edition of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival, will close with the Dutch premiere of Beckma (2022). The film director, Best Okoduwa, will be present for an introduction and Q&A.
The young woman, Beckma, survives a problematic childhood and becomes a vigilante who fights to protect abused women. Beckma's life and the lives of everyone she loves take a drastic turn when the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) sends her to a village in western Nigeria where culture and tradition trample on women's rights, leaving the potential and the future of young girls at risk. In 2022, Beckma marked Nigeria's first superhero film, focusing on original Nigerian stories and pressing social issues such as (sexual) violence against women and children.
The Nollywood Travel Film Festival
The Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) is a travelling film festival aimed at promoting films by Nigerians around the world. Over the past seven years, the NTFF has been held in cities such as Toronto, Atlanta, Hamburg, Athens, London, Berlin, Glasgow, Helsinki, Oslo and Dublin. The Nollywood Travel Film Festival will occur in Amsterdam from October 5-7, with Melkweg Cinema as its main base. Over the three days, the festival will screen five feature films and ten short films made by Nollywood, Nigeria's booming film industry.
Africadelic is an annual festival in Amsterdam celebrating African cultural creativity, diversity and activism. Every year in May, on and around International Africa Day, Africadelic offers a week full of concerts, films and talks. The festival is an ode to the African continent and its global diaspora, showcasing the wealth and impact that Afrodescendants have on global culture and society. In addition, Africadelic (co-)organizes various events throughout the year, including the Dutch edition of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival from October 5-7, 2023.
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