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SOLD OUT: Beyond Nollywood Shorts: Story for the Gods + Curator’s Intro

October 31, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Woman walking with a tray between yellow mini buses

From an exploration of digital love to the loss of religion, this selection of short narratives presents a vibrant West African perspective on the human experience.


Total Running Time: 88 mins

Born Again
Dir. Candice Onyeama. UK. 2020. 11 mins.
Nwa is tormented by her inability to have children.

Losing My Religion (UK Premiere)
Dir. Damilola Orimogunje. Nigeria. 2018. 15 mins.
Junior is forced into religious devotion with devastating consequences.

Digital Love (UK Premiere)
Dir. Mike Omonua. Nigeria. 2018. 5 mins.
A young lady envisions a transhuman, digitally controlled life.

Specialised Technique
Dir. Onyeka Igwe. UK. 2018. 7 mins.
A transformation of archival footage from studied spectacle to livingness.

Te’la (European Premiere) 
Dir. Peter Okojie. Nigeria. 2018. 3 mins.
A young tailor from the north of Nigeria migrates to Lagos for a better life.

Fish on Fire (European Premiere) 
Dir. Peter Okojie. Nigeria. 2018. 5 mins.
The Liberian civil war may have stopped Sarah’s education but it couldn’t stop her resilience and desire for self-improvement.

Bradford Young: Cinema is the Weapon 
Dir. Corine Dhondee. UK. 2019. 9 mins.
Exploration of the work of a cinematographer whose work has been pivotal formulating a new black aesthetic.

A Cemetery of Doves (UK Premiere) 
Dir. Adé Sultan Sangodoyin. Nigeria. 2018. 15 mins.
A teenager comes to terms with his sexuality in a society where such discoveries are best kept secret.

A Gender (UK Premiere) 
Dir. Shua Taiwo. Nigeria. 2019. 5 mins.
Can you hear my cries of oppression?

Silence (UK Premiere)
Dir. Tolulope Ajayi. Nigeria. 2016. 13 mins
Ire loses her innocence in the most brutal way.


October 31, 2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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