Events, Film

CNN Feature: Stars Shine at Africa Oscars 2010 AMAA Awards (Video)

“Bayelsa, Nigeria (CNN) — The stars of African cinema graced the red carpet at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), in Nigeria, showcasing the films that could make waves on the global festival circuit.

The African movie industry gathered in Yenagoa, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, for the fifth annual “African Oscars.”

Set up in 2005 by former lawyer Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the awards have helped raise the profile of African movies around the world.

“African film has a hard time in getting recognition in most film festivals [outside Africa],” Anyiam-Osigwe told CNN. . . ”

Photocredit: Picture Perfect Film

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