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Netflix’s “Lionheart” and the Future of the Nigerian Creative Sector

February 3, 2020 • 4:00 – 7:00 pm EST

The film industry is booming across the African continent. In Nigeria, Nollywood generates an annual $600 million for the national economy and indirectly employs more than 1 million people. With African filmmakers expanding from DVDs to theaters and streaming services, there is an opportunity for African governments and the international community to support and invest in the continent’s growing creative sector.

Join the CSIS Africa Program for a screening of “Lionheart”, the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria, followed by a panel discussion and reception. As the inaugural event in the CSIS Africa Program’s “Creatives Series”, the evening will explore Nigeria’s burgeoning creative industries, its investment potential, and how the United States and international community can harness Nollywood’s soft power.

This event is made possible by the support of Chevron.

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Judd Devermont

President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Associate Director of Advancement and External Affairs, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art