US film festival selects Dancing Mask, Nigerian Documentary film for screening

By Editor

Dancing Mask-The ANA story, a documentary film by Box Office Studios, has been selected by organisers of the West African Film Festival for screening next month at the festival which holds at the University of Houston, Texas, US.

Dancing Mask is a documentary film about the history and activities of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) founded in 1981 by Professors Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and other first generation Nigerian writers to serve as the umbrella body of writers in Nigeria.
Daniel John Tukura, Director of Dancing Mask
 The documentary, which chronicles the chequered times that marked ANA’s growth from a small group to being the largest writers union in Africa, was funded by the Association with the support of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA), Ghana.

Tukura John Daniel, Nigerian filmmaker and director of Dancing Mask says the selection of the film by the West African Film Festival is good news to ANA and his production company the Box Office Studios. The documentary would be screened in at least one theatre of the festival. Last year, the film received official selections from the Abuja International Film Festival and the Lake City Film Festival including screenings at other festivals.    
Denja Abdullahi, ANA President
The West African Film Festival screens films by West African artists that are about the life and culture of West Africa. The Festival looks out for films that provide insights into the complexity and diversity of the sub-region, which give viewers realistic perspectives on the people, culture, art, history and politics of West Africa.