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Nigeria in Self Conversation:
The Films of Femi Odugbemi
Presented by: The Program of African Studies, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, The Nollywood Working Group, The Herskovits Library of African Studies Lagosian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi will be the Program of African Studies’ Director in Residence from October 23-28, 2017. Join us for a week of talks, film screenings, and a related exhibit at the Herskovits Library of African Studies. All events with Odugbemi are free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 25, 12-1:15pm.

A talk by Femi Odugbemi: A Conversation about Film Making in Nigeria at the Program of African Studies 620 Library Place, Evanston at the Herskovits Library of African Studies 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston 5th Floor, East Tower (5E)
October 23–27, 10am -4pm.
The West African film exhibit
See our display of film posters from Ghana and Nigeria.
Gidi Blues: A Lagos Love Story (2016)
Thursday, October 26, 7-9 pm
Film Screening: Documentary Shorts 2005-2016
Makoko: Futures Afloat (2016, 29 min.)
Bariga Boy (2009, 25 min.)
Oui Voodoo (2005, 45 min.)
Q&A with Odugbemi to follow*
Friday, October 27, 5:30-7pm
Reception for Odugbemi, featuring Nigerian food catered by Simi’s Restaurant
Friday, October 27, 7-9pm
Film Screening: Gidi Blues: A Lagos Love Story (2016, 103 min.)
Q&A with Odugbemi to follow*
At the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Parking is FREE after 4pm at the Segal Visitor’s Center Garage, 1847 Campus Drive.
*Guest Moderators: Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University & Paul Ugor, Illinois State University