The Film Blog: ‘Green White Green’ was the real star of TIFF 2016 – but you didn’t hear about it, because… feferity

In the din of the well made ’93 Days’, the well hyped ‘The Wedding Party’, and the badly-bashed ‘Okafor’s Law’ there was the indie film ‘Green White Green’ with the pensive Ifeanyi Dike Jr as lead.

Hear the Screen Daily: “a rousing celebration”.

We try to avoid being pedantic at The Film Blog (TFB), but isn’t it a shame sometimes that we spend more time talking about the clothes and who sizzled instead of the substance of these things because we would have discovered that while at least 4 Nollywood’s films at the festival got terrible reviews, this one made Nigeria truly proud.

Nigeria Makes Cool Shit, Man

– TIFF16 | Green White Green: The Balancing of Youth and History in Nigeria

– ‘Green White Green’: Toronto Review

– Toronto: Nigerian Rookie Explores Country’s Divisions With ‘Green White Green’

gwgYou find in these stories:

1. Actual respect for actual filmmaking. Nollywood being seriously interrogated as an idea and then as an emerging force.

2. Smart conversations about actual filmmaking from the cast and director of the film. People who know their craft, their history, and their essence.

And there were comparisons to Spike Lee, for Jove’s sake. SPIKE LEE!

You should check the links out, you should be proud of what you see, and then you should be a bit worried that skirts and parties outshine everything else – including what’s most important.

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