Taking the Nigerian cultural heritage to Oakland California this month.Oya Rise of the Orisha. Nigeria’s first action packed super hero film that brings Oya, one of Yoruba’s mythical goddess, wife of Sango Alaafin of Oyo as a modern day as a super hero gets its first screening at the Matatu film festival in Oakland California on July 18th .
The film directed is Nosa Igbinedion a Nigeria UK based award winning film maker. The essence of the movie is to open the bridge between our cultural past and what the future is for us as Africans.
Returning for a second year after a tremendous first edition, the Matatu Film Festival runs from July 16 to 19 at The Flight Deck and Impact Hub in Oakland. The film festival takes its name from *matatus,*East African minibuses that are decorated with popular icons and sounds.
These *matatus* serve as a means of transportation and as an access to another world. These different films spotlight a unique journey regardless of age, geographical bounds, sexual preference, race, and socio-economic status and the story that represents the sacred agreement among disparate communities.
Other films that will be screen at the festival include the following
– KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE
– 12 O’CLOCK BOYS.
– EVAPORATING BORDERS
– EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
– OF GOOD REPORT
– MALA MALA
See Trailer to Oya;Rise of Orsisha Here
For more information about the festival. Visit http://www.matatufestival.org/ and follow on twitter @Oyamovie for more updates about the film.