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iREP international Documentary Film Festival 2014
4ème édition. Thème : « Africa in Self-Conversation » (« L’Afrique s’entretient avec elle-même).

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EDITORIAL
The 2014 iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival is the fourth edition of the popular annual documentary film festival and it is scheduled to hold from the Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd March 2014, at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria.



The 2014 iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival is conceived on the traditional framework of Africa in Self-conversation and will explore the theme ‘Rhythms of Identity’. Everything is about representation. Images are important, they are political; they form the rhythm of our identity and are present in all the elements that define who we are – music, dance, language, religion, governance, dressing, etc. iREP 2014 will interrogate the patterns of representation in Africa using the metaphor of music and rhythms which significantly stands us out from the rest of the World.



As Africans, our relationship with sound and movements is remarkably distinct from any other cultures of the World; whether or not an African is born and bred on the continent, there is a sense of appreciation for sound and movement that can almost be described as a ‘sense of one-ness’ with sound. This innate attachment to rhythms and the musical is far beyond body gyration or wanton excitement; it is an identity that reaches far into the cosmos of African existence; a tool for self-awareness, self-interrogation, and self-edification.

In the myriad of complications that come with consumerist globalization, the African identity is at a huge disadvantage. The African identity is always as defined by international capitalist media; a definition which constantly raises the question of whether there is any form of humanism in Africa.



At such times as this, our rhythms provide us with a repertoire of examples that raise a rebuttal to the prevalent argument and mind-set that intractably seek to write Africa into dark ages. What do our rhythms tell us about our identity as Africans, what might we discover about ourselves if we dare to interrogate our past? These are some of the arguments that the 2014 iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival will explore.



GUESTS
The 2014 edition of the iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival will feature highly respected filmmakers from different parts of the World. About 10 renowned professional filmmakers have agreed to be in Nigeria for the festival in March; these include Niyi Coker (USA), Bärbel Mauch (Germany), Pascal Schmidt (South Africa), Tunde Adegbola (Nigeria), Emeka Mba (Nigeria), and many more. They will be joined in Nigeria by Emeka Mba, Odia Ofeimu, Dr Muyiwa Falaye, Mudi Yahaya, Yemi Adamolekan, Chude Jideonwo, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Judi Kenya, Kole Omotoso, Tunde Babawole, Pascal Schmitz, Femi Shaka, Zik Zulu, Sola Fosudo, Peju Olayiwola, Tunde Kelani, Mildred Okwo, Nike Okundaye, Clarence Peters, Kemi Adetiba, Tajudeen Adepetu, Keke Ogunbe, Sesan Ogunro, Dudu Alabi Hundeyin.

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About us
iREP is a touring film festival established by three Nigerian culture figures to promote independent documentary films and global awareness about the role of documentary films in deepening participatory democracy

Some of its other objectives include creating a platform of awareness and expression for aspiring and practising filmmakers, and providing a forum for people’s ingenuity to be showcased without prejudice to style or subject.
Filmmaker and former president, Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria, Femi Odugbemi; culture journalist and activist, Jahman Anikulapo; and director of The Lagos Film Office, Makin Soyinka, all members of the West African Documentary Film Forum (WADFF) are the initiators of the festival. Young filmmaker and owner of HDQ Studios, Dapo Kolade, will direct this edition of the festival, which is expected to be held in different international locations henceforth.


MAIN VENUE
@ Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, by Broad Street, Lagos.

CONTACT
13 Oguntona Crescent, Gbagada Phase 1, Lagos Nigeria. P.O. Box 36 Surulere. Lagos Nigeria
Phone: (234) 803 425 1963
Phone2: (234) 807 633 9009

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Niyi Coker (USA), Bärbel Mauch (Germany), Pascal Schmidt (South Africa), Tunde Adegbola (Nigeria), Emeka Mba (Nigeria), and many more. They will be joined in Nigeria by Emeka Mba, Odia Ofeimu, Dr Muyiwa Falaye, Mudi Yahaya, Yemi Adamolekan, Chude Jideonwo, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Judi Kenya, Kole Omotoso, Tunde Babawole, Pascal Schmitz, Femi Shaka, Zik Zulu, Sola Fosudo, Peju Olayiwola, Tunde Kelani, Mildred Okwo, Nike Okundaye, Clarence Peters, Kemi Adetiba, Tajudeen Adepetu, Keke Ogunbe, Sesan Ogunro, Dudu Alabi Hundeyin