Alum Chike Nwoffiah Coordinates Black Family Day at the Movies in Stockton

Thursday, August 23, 2018

STOCKTON RECORD -- Nwoffiah went to San Francisco State’s film school and took film classes wherever they were offered.

He started making documentaries, because what he wanted to do was write social commentaries. In the late 1990s, he incorporated his media company and his film career took off.

He also taught African history at Menlo College in Atherton, and he would show African-made films in his class. Those became so popular that he began showing them to the entire school, and then, to the community. He started a one-day film event in Mountain View, but that has grown to the three-day Silicon Valley African Film Festival in San Jose, held the first weekend of October.