Ticket Giveaway for Nollywood Babylon

by Kenji Maeda on February 2, 2009

I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the Thursday, February 12 screening of Nollywood Babylon presented by DOXA.

Screening takes place at 7pm at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC)

Read the details below for giveaway entry instructions.


DOXA’s Documentary Film Series kicks off with Sundance hit Nollywood Babylon

DOXA launches its inaugural monthly screening series February 12th with the English Canada premiere of Nollywood Babylon as it comes off its critical success at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. This energetic documentary explores the explosive popularity of the world’s third-largest film industry: the Nigerian film industry.
The film’s main character, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, is the Steven Spielberg of Nollywood. He has produced 150 films and counting despite his young age. High volume is a necessity in this booming straight to DVD business where viewers often watch three to five films a day. Nollywood film budgets, maxing out at $20,000, are solely funded by home video sales. Religious symbolism and witchcraft dominate Nollywood film plots, reflecting the conflict between traditional Nigerian and Western cultures. In this context, Nollywood filmmakers have found a way to blend traditional African storytelling with kitschy pop culture to satisfy a massive and growing audience.

Nollywood Babylon is from Canadian filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, directors of the award-winning documentaries Discordia and Bombay Calling, with the latter winning the NFB Colin Low Award for Most Innovative Canadian Documentary at DOXA 2006. This third collaboration continues their style of crafting thought-provoking and entertaining documentary film.

‘Incredible…impressive in its breadth, scope and access… awesome clips – think sex, love, betrayal, fire, brimstone, people being transformed into animals’ – Hour.ca

‘A fantastic Canadian documentary exploring the unknown side of the cinematographic planet’  -Twitch

Screening Details:

Thursday, February 12 at 7pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street (at Davie)

Advance tickets on sale at:

Videomatica (Cash Only)
1855 W. 4th Ave. 11am-10pm daily / 604-734-0411

DOXA Headquarters (Cash Only)
#5, 1726 Commercial Drive 10am-5pm daily / 604-646-3200
Or online at www.doxafestival.ca

Additional DOXA Documentary Film Series screenings will take place March 8 and April 16 at Vancity Theatre.  The March 8th screening will be RiP: A Remix Manifesto by director, Brett Gaylor — more information coming soon with tickets on sale next week.

For venue, ticket, and more film information visit www.doxafestival.ca or call 604.646.3200.

To enter to win ONE PAIR of tickets for the screening:

Ticket giveaway deadline has passed.

Send your Full Name, phone number, and answers to the two questions below to info@vancouveractorsguide.com . (Subject: “Nollywood Babylon”)

1) How many days is DOXA running its festival this year? (see www.doxafestival.ca)
2) Name one of the two Canadian filmmakers of Nollywood Babylon.

*A winner will be randomly selected from those who enter by Friday, Feb 6 at 5:00pm.

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