Until the lions have their own storytellers the tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. (African proverb)Life is too short to date a stingy man. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)It takes a village to raise a child. (African proverb)A river that forgets its source will surely dry up. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corn by the road side have the same problem. (Ghana)A heart that loves is always young. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)Love is a painkiller. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)Where there is love, there is no darkness. (Burundi)There is something inside us that is beyond. TEDTALKYou cannot convince a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana (Nigeria)
A little bird dancing in the street has someone beating the drum in the bush. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)When talks run into a deadlock, a tricky man always gains. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Love secured by force is hate (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The marriage that runs smoothly is the one in which the husband is deaf and dumb and the wife blind. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Whoever stands up knows where he is going. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Poverty of the mind is worse than that of the pocket. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The food you eat in your debtor’s house does not count toward his debt. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)If you wish to lose your friend, just lend him money. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)When a handshake goes beyond the fist, it becomes either a fight or a romantic action.The attire you wore to a celebration prompted the host to ask you to help in serving other guests. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The world is like a Mask dancingAmong the Igbo people, the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eatenUse your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smileTo get lost is to learn the wayo If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquitoIt takes a whole village to raise a child If you think education is expensive try ignoranceThe man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem (Ethiopia) The anger of a penis doesn’t destroy the vagina (Zimbabwe).
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Film For Students Day 2017
Frederick Maillard, the deputy director of Lycée Notre Dame Chartres, France was pleased with the Nollywood event called Film For Students day 2017; ‘It shows that it is possible to learn outside the classroom’ Two classes of junior students from Lycée Notre Dame High School, yesterday made a short film during a one day film workshop. Sixty four students of lycée Notre Dame, Chartres, discovered an unknown face of cinema.
It’s not about Hollywood, or Bollywood but Nollywood. Some Nigerian stars such as the actress and producer Hannah Ojo and the filmmaker Chucks Mordi presented to students of the European and international classes their vision of cinema, and the interaction the whole day was in English language. Frederick Maillard, the deputy director of the high school was pleased with the operation; ‘It shows that it is possible to learn outside the classroom’ In fact, fifteen students in this high school were exposed to the art of film making; how to make a short film in one day under the supervision and eye of the Nigerian director Chucks Mordi, who came specially all the way from United Kingdom for the training, and the new filmmakers (the high school students) wrote the script, were behind the camera coupled with the post-production experience from Chucks Mordi to meet the objective of this workshop; which is understanding the dynamics and workings of the Nollywood phenomenon. For the other students the film ‘Bleeding Rose’ by film by Chucks Mordi was projected followed by constructive exchanges between the students and professionals of the Nigerian film industry. Hannah Ojo told the students her intention to go beyond technical constrains of cinema. For her, talent should be the driving force in terms of creativity for filmmakers
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We are international teachers, open to the world and bringing Africa’s most popular Art of cinema to a French High School in the Great City of Chartres, France. Nollywood France created by Cyprian Josson and supported by our “A” list Director Chucks Mordi, Nollywood Star Chika Okere and Helen Snow Entertainment will take the Nigerian Film industry to other schools in France. We have many videos to show you. We are making history and we want you to be part of it. Hoorah Nollywood.
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This short movie has been made possible thanks to Chucks Mordi, Filmmaker and Tutor, who came from London to conduct a filmmaking workshop in the Nollywood style: this crash program from scriptwriting to post-production helped students of Lycée Notre Dame Chartres to produce “MAFIAS’ REVENGE” during the first edition of Film for Students Day 2017 in one day.
“Film For Students Day” is a yearly event organized by Cyprian Josson, a social science teacher of Lycée Notre Dame Chartres, France.