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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 […]


iREP 2017 Theme: ARCHIVING AFRICA Date: March 16-19 Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Thematic Notes: Africa has always been faced with a major challenge of connecting the dots in its historical past. A large part of what constitute the verifiable history of Africa’s past today is sourced from the west. The facts of our historical journey […]


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 […]