via @emeka_okafor: This film challenge organized by Maker Faire Africa is looking for 3-6 minute shorts that “highlights the importance of things being made in Nigeria, and celebrates an individual who is making things by hand.”
“Africa needs more of this kind of storytelling. Its makers need to tell these stories to their country; its countries need to tell these stories to one another, and to other countries in the world. It needs a socially connected creative community rallying around its inventors and makers as we’ve seen elsewhere in the world where making is a critical force for economic growth. Storytelling needs storytellers and there are many to be found across the continent. With Lagos, the heart of Nollywood, having been our host for MFA 2012, we think it’s the perfect place to kick off this project. So Nigerian filmmakers, we’re putting this challenge to you. Show us the inventors, the makers, the artisans of Nigeria. Who’s making, where are they making, what are they making and why?”
Say it with me, bredren: Tell your story or someone else will tell it for you.
To say I’m excited is an understatement. Made in Nigera: The Film Project details can be found on the Maker Faire Africa website.
Nigeria, what are you waiting for?!