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In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents: Chike Nwhoffiah

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Nigeria-born Chike Nwoffiah looked around at how American cinema depicted African people and culture, and saw almost nothing real or accurate. A filmmaker himself now living in America, he maintained ties with Nigeria and knew the creative power of film talent throughout Africa. Eight years ago he founded the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. It's more than a collection of live-action movies, animation, and documentaries - although it is all of that. It also incorporates celebrations of wider African culture, with a procession of flags, a fashion show, and an African marketplace. Angie and Chike will discuss his own work, perceptions of Africa in American, and the evolution of the festival and its audience. 

Earlier Event: September 12
Drew Daywalt, Matt Meyers, and BB8
Later Event: September 13
Laurie Halse Anderson