Oedipus in Nollywood: ‘The Gods Are Still Not to Blame’ screening
Wills Memorial Building Room 3.32
The Centre for Black Humanities and the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition are screening 'The Gods Are Still Not to Blame', a Nollywood cinematic adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, directed by Oyefunke Fayoyin. Oedipus Rex was first made popular in Nigeria through an adaptation by Ola Rotimi in 1968 which has since become canonical within Nigeria’s postcolonial dramatic history.
The screening will be introduced by Fayoyin, and followed by a 30 minute panel discussion on the significance of classical reception in this context, with representatives from Classics and Film Studies. Confirmed panellists include Dr Justine McConnell (KCL Comparative Literature), Samantha Iwowo (UoB PhD Candidate in Film Studies and Nollywood screenwriter), and Dr Emma Cole (UoB Classics).