Two Forthcoming Film Events

Stepping Stones Nigeria invites you to attend the Lancaster screening of:

‘The Fake Prophet’

The Dukes Theatre (Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1NN), Friday  the 26th of November, 7pm. ADMISSION FREE

‘The Fake Prophet’ is a ground breaking new Nollywood film which has been made in collaboration with the child rights charity, Stepping Stones Nigeria. It powerfully encapsulates many major child rights issues that are facing Nigerian society today. These include: child witchcraft accusations; child exploitation and abuse by fraudulent pastors; child trafficking, and child abandonment.

This film by the renowned Nollywood director, Teco Benson, is a tale of drama, suspense and intrigue and aims to counter-balance many other Nollywood films which have exacerbated the belief in child witches, and subsequently encouraged the abuse and abandonment of children. We hope that the film will stimulate debate about the issues of child witchcraft accusations, abuse and trafficking and challenge current abusive practices which prevail in some parts of Nigeria. We therefore anticipate a huge reaction once the film has been released in Nigeria. Followed by a Q&A session with SSN staff members.  If you would like to pre-order tickets to this event or for more information please visit The Dukes webpage or contact Justine Atkinso.  Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Filming Against the Odds: 50 years of filming in Independent Africa

Conference in association with London African Film Festival and BAFTA

10.00am, 27 November 2010 – 5.00pm, 28 November 2010
Indaba on 50 Years of Film in Independent Africa, African Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK / LONDON AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL.  University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS.