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Screening of Nollywood Historical Epic ‘Invasion 1897’ at London BFI Southbank Centre, Sat Feb. 7

Screening of Nollywood Historical Epic 'Invasion 1897' at London BFI Southbank Centre, Sat Feb. 7

Last May
we told you about American premiere at the Smithsonian Institution of the
Nollywood historical epic film, “Invasion 1897,” by filmmaker Lancelot Oduwa
Imaseun, and which is considered the most ambitious film ever made in Nigeria.

The film
deals with the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897, and the looting of priceless ancient artifacts of the Benin kingdom, and the repercussions
of that tragic event which still resonate today. But the film also deals with the
bravery of those who fought back against colonialism and greed.

Now, this Sat
Feb 7, at the British Film Institute at Southbank Centre in London, there will be a special screening of “Invasion 1897,” starting at 2PM.

After the
screening, there will be a panel discussion on the film, the historical event it fictionalizes, and its still
lasting impact, with filmmaker Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun, lead actors Charles “Chucky” Venn and Hannah Raehse-Felstead, historian Dr Ama Biney, and author and film programmer Nadia Denton (“Nigerian
Filmmakers Guide to Success”).

To find out more
information about the screening and to purchase tickets go HERE.

The film will also screen at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 14 at 7:25pm and Sunday, February 15 at 1:45pm.

Below is the
trailer for Invasion 1897:

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