Screening of “An African City” and Conversation with TV producer
Nicole Amarteifio ’04
6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center
Nicole Amarteifio ’04 is the creator and executive producer of the hit African television and web series “An African City.”
The show, which CNN and the BBC have referred to as Africa’s answer to “Sex and the City,” follows the lives of five young African women who have recently resettled in Accra, Ghana (Amarteifio’s hometown), after living abroad for most of their lives. “An African City” offers a fresh take on the cosmopolitan experiences of women in modern Africa.
Following the screening of an episode of the program that takes on the tense and tender ties between Africans and African-Americans, Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies, will interview Amarteifio.
The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are requested.
Event sponsors: Department of African and Afro-American Studies; Brandeis University Alumni Association; Office of the President, Office of the Provost; Brandeis Alumni of Color Network; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; and Film, Television and Interactive Media Program.
5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-7:30 p.m. – Screening and conversation
About Nicole Amarteifio ’04
Nicole Amarteifio ’04 is creator, writer, director and executive producer of the hit television and web series “An African City.” Called Africa’s answer to “Sex and the City” by CNN and the BBC, the show has captivated audiences worldwide by portraying a diverse range of stories about the African continent. Nicole’s passion for telling new African stories extends to her new show, “The Republic,” a political drama set in West Africa. Before venturing into the TV/film industry, she served as the World Bank’s first social-media strategist. Nicole was born and lives in Accra, Ghana.