Czech films in Jos
11.12.2012 / 09:22
On 5th and 6th December 2012, the Czech Republic presented its first film festival at the premises of the National Film Institute (NFI) in Jos.
A set of four best Czech films from 1960's of a so called Czech New Wave artistic movement were screened within two afternoons.
The event was launched by an opening speech of Mr. Afolabi Adesanya, Managing Director (CEO) of the Nigerian Film Corporation, and by the Honorable representative of the Plateau State Government, Hon. Sylvanus L. Dongtoe, Commissioner for Tourism, Culture and Hospitality.
About 100 spectators, students of the NFI, lecturers and general public were present on Wednesday, 5th December. The first film, The Firemen's Ball, a comedy turned by Miloš Forman, was very well received by spectators. The festival continued by screening of three more films: The Cremator, The Witches' Hammer and Closely Watched Trains.
Articles about the event were published by Nigerian newspapers Guardian, Leadership, Weekly Trust, Nation and the coverage was made by two TV stations (PRTV and NTA) as well.
Find attached an original review of Firemen's Ball by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo, a film critic based in Abuja, published in The Nation newspaper on December 16, 2012.