The Africans by Prof. Ali Mazrui

IMG_20141101_145906_435The private screening of Prof. Ali Mazrui’s “The Africans” at KINDs office on Saturday, 1st of November 2014, was an opportunity for those present to reminisce on the history of Africa, her rich culture and the effect of western influence on her societal systems.

The documentary focused on the need to promote African language, mode of dressing, architecture and lifestyle, law and justice, and the definition of corruption with regards to African culture. According to Prof. Ali Mazrui, the use of indigenous languages helps to effectively transfer knowledge of both religion and education and should be promoted, even in this ever-growing global village.

From the documentary, the unique blend of westernization with indigenous culture was not affected by religion, as otherwise thought by most historians. For instance, the ancient symbol of the Sun in Egypt has become a symbol also in the Islamic faith, the Crescent. But despite this blend between indigenous African culture and outside influence, African lifestyle especially with regards to dressing, has undergone little change due to the climate of the region that has also kept most of the monuments of African civilization in that region intact through time.

IMG_20141101_145718_934“The Africans” which is a five series documentary would be further screened at KINDs office, in the coming weeks. Our goal is to promote the understanding of African history as a means to planning for our future, the promotion of indigenous culture and traditions especially in the 21st century, and the documentation of our past for the generations unborn.

Watch out for the next screening!

Premiere of The Supreme Price

The Premiere of The Supreme Price brought personalities from various works of life to the Light, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival that took place at the Federal Palace Hotel from the 25th of September to 1st of October, 2014. The Supreme Price which premiered on the 27th of September saw a fully packed hall of enthusiast who wanted to re-live the events of the death of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola,Bashorun MKO Abiola and the activists that struggled for the democracy we enjoy today.

The premiere saw the presence of various dignitaries such as Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, her brothers Mr. Lekan Abiola, Mr. Jamiu Abiola and Mr. Abdul Abiola, their wives and several other family members. Also present at the premiere was the Co-Producer of the documentary, Mr. Tunde Kilani, Mr. Makin Soyinka, Mrs. Pamela Braide, and many others.

Watch out for more premieres in a city near you.

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The Young Voices for Change (YV4C)

The Young Voices for Change (YV4C) programme kicked-off with a programme launch in the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd August, 2014 respectively. In attendance at both programme launches were the training participants, representatives of the student union body, representatives of Deans of Student Affairs and the KIND team. The KIND team was led by Mr. Owonifari, KIND’s head of Finance and Administration, who was representing the Executive Director of KIND, Amy Oyekunle. The ‘Safe Space Training’ has since started in both schools.

“The Supreme Price” Documentary

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s Presidential Election and her mother’s assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.

View the Trailer on the Supreme Price Website >

The documentary was produced and directed by Joanna Lipper. Joanna is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and author of the nationally acclaimed book, Growing Up Fast. As a Lecturer at Harvard University, she teaches Using Film For Social Change. Her work as a documentary filmmaker has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation/Just Films, ITVS, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Women Make Movies, IFP Spotlighting Documentaries, and Britdoc Foundation.