Free Screening and Discussion of 2019 Nigerian Film “Lionheart”

Posted on 10/9/2019 10:54:09 AM

Join the Foreign Film and Music Organization for a free screening and discussion of the Nigerian 2019 film Lionheart on Thursday, October 10, at 5:00 p.m. in HSS B-10.

Lionheart follows Adaeze, a woman at the helm of her father’s transit company, Lionheart, who seeks to prove herself worthy of taking over the company to both her father and society.

The film depicts tribalism in a subtle and nuanced manner. It focuses on how it can shape allegiances and relationships while avoiding sensationalized violent ethnic conflicts, the Biafran War, and Boko Haram. With this approach, Lionheart effectively showcases Igbo culture and its intersections with Nigeria at-large. The film also excels in the ways it avoids familiar tropes of African representation.

Vouchers will be provided.