What is CULTURAL CONFIDENCE ? from Nollywood Diaspora on Vimeo.

The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series is pleased to present it’s second annual forum, themed Cultural Confidence: Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nigeria and 54 years of Nigerian independence, NDFS will screen world-class films of New Nollywood and host panel discussions on pertinent issues facing Nigerians at home and abroad. (Buy tickets)


Presented in partnership with NYU Africana Studies and the Yoruba Cultural Institute, NDFS Cultural Confidence promises to be even more exciting than last year’s event. With a line up of incredible minds and talents –actors, producers, writers and other key stakeholders—delving into issues of critical importance at this time in history, Cultural Confidence will build significantly on the conversation begun last year.


With a larger and more improved film selection, increased opportunities for networking and increased dialogue, this year’s event will demonstrate and define cultural confidence through film, fashion and music; giving participants the opportunity to assess their individual level of cultural confidence and to receive the means of acquisition.





Nollywood Diaspora Film Series [Authenticity. Texture. Beauty. ]


Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world.


World class Nigerian Films

Panel Discussions with filmmakers, media personalities and cultural ambassadors.


Exploring the notion of CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

What is it? & How do you get it?



Adepero Oduye

Gbenga Akinnagbe

Wunmi Olaiya

Joanna Lipper



Supreme Price

Half of a Yellow Sun

More films TBA


**A portion of proceeds benefits the Joyful Joy Foundation**

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October 9-12, 2014
Location: NYU Kimmel Center*
60 Washington Square S, New York City, NY 10012


Thursday October 9: 6PM – 11PM } | Le Souk Harem
Friday October 10: 8PM – 11PM | NYU Kimmel Center

Saturday October 11: 1PM  | NYU Kimmel Center

Sunday October 12: 12PM | NYU Campus


*Some events off-campus



Sponsored by VLISCO, Holland Textiles, Sonna, Yoruba Cultural Institute, NYU Africana Studies, Institute of African American Affairs



Applause Africa, Liberated People, Panla USA

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