IREP2017 DAY 3: The Intersections of the Nigerian Experience

The excitement that followed the ongoing IREP Festival has been extremely delightful. The screenings have been tenacious, the discussions have been phenomenal and the interviews that took place have been engaging. The film screenings which took place yesterday were that of Lyombe Eko’s Elephant People: An African Secret Society and Globalization. This was followed by […]

Opening Night at IREP2017: The Archives as Narrative Inspiration

IREP2017 Film Review: Green Passport in a Rainbow Nation

Green Passport in a Rainbow Nation Robke Macauley 30 mins. The short film is a welcome detour in the wake of recent xenophobic attacks on foreigners, particularly Nigerians living in South-Africa. With its backdrop as Ubuntu, a term in South-Africa that means ‘humanity’, the documentary investigates the implications of being a Nigerian (Green Passport) living […]

IREP2017 Film Review – Cuba: An African Odyssey


The reputation of Jihan El-Tahri the foremost female Eygypian documentary filmmaker is a rare one. Her tenacity and painstaking attitude and elan towards her art is phenomenal. The in-conversation was much anticipated by the audience, and on the heels of the screening of her significant documentary, Behind the Rainbow. The documentary examines the transition of […]

IREP2017 Film Review: Green Passport in a Rainbow Nation