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IREP2017 Film Review – Cuba: An African Odyssey

Cuba: An African Odyssey Jihan El-Tahri 120 Mins. It is a common saying that’ he who does not know where the rain beats him cannot tell where his cloth dries’. Same can be said of Africa, the second largest continent in the world, with an estimated population of over 4 billion people still grapple with […]

IREP 2017 Film Review – White and Black: Crimes of Colour

White and Black: Crimes of Colour Jean-Francois Mean 58 Mins. Discrimination could be said to have existed for as long as man and it comes in different forms, some mild while some can be extreme. One of such extreme cases was revealed in the case of albinos in Tanzania as shown in the documentary titled […]

IREP2017 Film Review: Spell Reel

Spell Reel Filipa Cesar 95 Mins. Since the start, no film (arguably) better reiterates the theme of this year’s edition of the festival in bare minimum; Archiving! The 97 minute long documentary directed by Filipa Cesar, takes us through the affects of a digitized protean research work that started in 2010 with collaborations from Sana […]

IREP2017 Film Review: Mali Blues

Mali Blues Lutz Gregor 90 Minutes Mali Blues, a music themed documentary depicts the history of Music Revolution in Mali. The documentary takes us on a voyage through Timbuktu to Bamako to Kidal, as we follow the lives of runaway musicians who moved between Europe and Mali; who come together to educate citizens on the […]

IREP2017 Film Review : Free Fela

Free Fela Prod. Theo Lawson 45 Minutes Fela Anikulapo-kuti is a revolutionary ; energetic performer; multi-instrumentalist whose music as the voice of truth still echoes in the minds of many, nearly a decade after his death. The documentary was preceded by musical performances at the 2016 annual Felabration – a Fela tribute party, held at […]

Opening Night at IREP2017: The Archives as Narrative Inspiration

Last night we kicked off the 7th annual iREP film festival at Freedom Park for an opening cocktail reception of the four-day festival. This year’s edition commenced in a rather seemingly manner. The sultry tunes of jazz music was the spice as the evening blues gave an expression of colour, fashion and style as people […]

IREP 2016: A FILM FESTIVAL TO REMEMBER

In its sixth year running, IREP Documentary Film Festival is undoubtedly emerging as the biggest film festival in sub-Saharan Africa.  The widely acclaimed artistic fair is pivoted on the thrust “Africa in Self Conversation”, a phenomenon that seeks to represent the African cinematic experience to a global audience, while also translating and provoking a pragmatic […]

IREP 2016 Review by The Nation Newspaper

IREP 2016 was featured on TheNation yesterday, 13th April. See extract below: Viewers were spellbound by powers of documentary films during the Sixth iRepresent (iRep) International Documentary Film Festival at the Freedom Park, Lagos. The event was themed#Change: Documentary Films as Agent Provocateur. Over 30 select films were screened. It was a fest of documentary […]

iREP 2016 ThisDayLive Feature

IREP 2016 was featured on ThisDay last week. See extract on IREP below: For the sixth year running and again in the month of March, the iREPRESENT Film Forum produced another iREPRESENT (iREP) International Documentary Film Festival. And from all accounts it was a very productive and successful outing. What with the array of experts […]