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The Symposium will commence with a movie screening so those new to African films can see what they have been missing. Also will be appearing International star Van Vickeralso known as Ghana's Hottest Export! But what is Nollywood you may ask? For starters it is The Nigerian Hollywood, and also the 3rd largest film industry in the world. A March 2006 article in The Guardian cited Nigeria's film industry as the third largest in terms of earnings and estimated the industry to bring in US$200 million. It is currently the second-
biggest film industry in the world after India’s Bollywood in terms of output Nollywood is the second-largest employer in Nigeria and growing steadily each year. Especially with the help of Billions of dollars in foreign investment by Countries like China and Brazil and with the onset of the Lagos free trade area looming ahead there is soon to be an even larger market for films from sub-saharan African countries and one of the organizations helping to make this happen is a non-profit FTO called Sunkwa International Incorporated. Started by Nana Ama Bonsu which utilizes its funds to help small businesses and those with growth potential access what they need to succeed. Nana has a network in Ghana connected to the rising film industry there as well. http://www.wix.com/mictheory/sunkwabusiness
At The 2012 Africa Awareness Symposium after viewing the film the public is invited to join Mr. Van Vicker and other Nollywood luminaries for a panel discussion and an interactive session. The Event will be held on Friday, March 30th 2012 at the JCLRC Auditorium [CL-1100] on the Clarkston Campus from 5:30 PM -8:30PM. Dress will be formal although the event is free press is expected to be in attendance. The event is sponsored by the African Students Club of Georgia Perimeter College, The GPC Foundation, College Bookstore and The Clarkston Campus SGA. Other participants in the event will include the Newton Campus Drama and Theatre Club, and The Clarkston Film Club. For More Information Contact Faculty Advisor Martin Okafor at Martin.Okafor@
gpc.edu or 678-891-3759.
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