Monday, April 07, 2014

Strategic Global Coverage of the International Premieres of "Invasion 1897"


The World Premiere of "Invasion 1897" is scheduled for the first weekend of June, 2014, to celebrate the Nigeria Centenary in Benin City, the centre of the historical epic in Edo State.

“Invasion 1897” has been endorsed by endorsed by the Benin monarch, Oba Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo Erediauwa 1, Crown Prince Eheneden Eradiauwa of Benin Royal Dynasty Trust, Sir. Chief (DR) Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of the Benin Kingdom, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) and the Obong of Calabar, HRH Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Out.

There will be international premieres in over 30 selected countries; including the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil. Followed by a school tour of selected colleges and universities in Nigeria and abroad with Art Exhibitions of the bronze artworks, including a boat made in bronze, the first in the world.


The Nigeria Centenary epic film "Invasion 1897" has been strategically scheduled for local and international premieres for the global coverage of the Art Exhibitions of Benin Bronze Artworks that will be part of the premieres of the historical film in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, UK, US, Canada, France, Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.





KEY MILESTONES OF THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES OF “INVASION 1897” FROM JUNE-NOVEMBER 2014.

JUNE


  •    Royal unveiling Official Prograame of the World Premiere and global tour of “Invasion 1897” in Benin City, Edo State.
  •    World Premiere of Invasion 1897” and Art Exhibition of the Benin Bronzes in Benin City, Edo State.
  • Brazilian premiere  with road show and Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks in Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the match free day of Friday June 27 , 2014.



JULY

  • UK Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks at the British Museum in London.
  • France Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of the Benin Bronze Artworks in Paris.

AUGUST

  •   Canada Premiere “Invasion 1897” in Toronto with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks. 
  •    Jamaica Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks. 
  •    Trinidad and Tobago Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks. 
  •    U.S. Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks in New York City.

SEPTEMBER

  • ABUJA Premiere of “Invasion 1897” at the 11th Abuja International Film Festival with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks.
  • South Africa Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks in Johannesburg.
  • Japan Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks in Tokyo. 
  •  Ghana Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks in Accra.


OCTOBER

  • Lagos Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks on October 1, for the Independence Anniversary.
  • Calabar Premiere of “Invasion 1897” with Art Exhibition of Benin Bronze Artworks.

NOVEMBER

  • Commencement of nationwide school tour of “Invasion 1897” to 45 schools, including selected secondary schools, polytechnics and universities in Nigeria.







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