The Winning Plays of 2011
What is African Performance?
Silhouettes by Africa Ukoh from Nigeria Silhouettes, is about a Nigerian actor called Victor Chimezie who has moved to Hollywood in the hope of making it in the movie business.
His dream comes true as he lands a part in a Hollywood blockbuster movie about his native Nigeria.
However all is not what it seems.
As rehearsals begin, he soon realises that the American movie directors are painting a far from accurate picture of his country.
Their use of negative stereotypes and actors with fake accents starts to make him think twice about taking the role.
Will he walk away from an opportunity of a lifetime?
Africans in Hollywood
Nigerian reporter Nnamdi Moweta has lived in Hollywood for 20 years.
So how does the real thing compare to the picture of Hollywood painted in the play Silhouettes?
How much trouble does Hollywood go to to get it right when it comes to images of Africa and Africans?
Nnamdi shows us around the town that has become his home and talks to African actors directors and producers working in the industry there.
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