“God Calling” an internationally acclaimed independent film by Director-Producer BB Sasore will be screening at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on July 10th, 2019. The film, centered around the “universality of faith,” transcends global boundaries and culture, aiming for international audience. “God Calling” is the first Nollywood pick by The Schomburg Center.
Technology –particularly the internet and smartphones– has helped catapult the Nigerian emerging film industry “Nollywood” to the global stage. Nollywood is reported the largest employer of youth in Nigeria, banking an estimated $590 million in annual revenue. More information on “God Calling” is available at www.godcallingmovie.com
Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global Black history, arts, and culture.
Markedly, in the polarized political climate in America today that threatens decades of achievements on race and inequality, the Schomburg continues to serve as a critical resource and platform to showcase and preserve the collective experiences of the people of African descent.