Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Sneak Preview Screening: "'76" with Director Izu Ojukwu in person

Event Details

Sneak Preview Screening: "'76" with Director Izu Ojukwu in person
Date: 
April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Columbia University - 612 Schermerhorn Hall 1190 Amsterdam Ave , New York, NY 10027

'76 is a historical drama set against the backdrop of the unsuccessful coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed in 1976. Just after the civil war a middle belt soldier starts a relationship with a woman from the South-East crossing the intense divisions created by the war.  As he and their relationship get swept up in the events surrounding the coup, Ojuwku explores the effects of war from both protagonists’ point of view. This eagerly awaited film, five years in the making and shot on 16mm film, has just been released in Nigeria. 

Izu Ojukwu, one of Nigeria’s most important and respected contemporary film directors, is seen by many as pushing this film form to new technical and aesthetic levels. Ojukwu will participate in an after-screening discussion with Professor Brian Larkin and will take questions from the audience. 

This sneak preview film screening is FREE, but seating is limited. You will need to reserve a ticket to gain entry. The event is currently full, but a limited number of tickets will be given to those on the waitlist. Click here to join the waitlist. 

You can also see the film by attending the official release on Saturday, May 7th as part of the 2016 NY African Film Festival! Tickets for NY African Film Festival go on sale on April 21st here.

This sneak preview film screening is presented as part of "New Directions in Nollywood and Nigerian Cinema," and will be followed by a full day conference on Friday, April 22. Please visit the conference website for more information.