The 7th edition of the iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival will hold from 16 to 19 March 2017 at Freedom Park, Lagos with the theme “Archiving Africa.”
“Conceived on the traditional thematic framework of Africa in self-conversation, the IREP International Documentary Film Festival 2017 will rigorously explore the opportunities open to Africa to bring its historic past into an archival system that is accessible on demand, and most importantly, how we can begin to use these materials to define a path for the future through storytelling,” says festival director, Femi Odugbemi.
He added: “Africa has always been faced with a major challenge of connecting the dots in its historical past. A large part of what constitutes the verifiable history of Africa’s past today is sourced from the west. The facts of our historical journey are told to us by western imperialists and we simply regurgitate what is made available to us. In an age when even technology is looking ‘forward’ into the past to understand what is most valuable to our humanity, many African societies are shrouded in a blanket of collective amnesia.”
Participation is free and open to all.
For more information, visit www.irepfilmfestival.com