Some of us on TFB believe that the best thing Nate Parker could have done for his image for his new film, Birth of a Nation.
Instead of talking about all that messiness with the rape allegations, we are talking about a film that everybody seems to agree is excellent.
Our friends at BellaNaija met with him at the ongoing BFI London Film Festival, its 60th.
We don’t believe what he says below about the Nigerian market – but what will he say before na?
BN: Talking about Nigeria, the Nigerian film industry Nollywood is very large and accomplished, have you watched a Nollywood movie?
NP: Yeah I watched a couple when I was there. I participated in the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). I have been waiting my entire career for distribution channels to be extensive in Africa and Nigeria specifically so I could have a film that could participate, and AFFRIFF is such a wonderful platform and opportunity for a film like mine to be introduced to Africa. And specifically because we deal with African iconography.
We start with an African prologue [in the movie]. We have characters speaking Twi. We have West African culture represented.
We can’t wait for the film to hit Nigerian screens.