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FOR MARIA EBUN PATAKI (WORLD PREMIERE) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A

November 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Dir. Damilola Orimogunje.
Nigeria. 2020. 75mins. Yoruba with English subtitles.

After a complicated child delivery, Derin finds herself at odds with life and loved ones, including her newborn, Maria. Her bewildered mother-in-law insists that she is not a good enough parent. Her increasingly worried husband Afolabi watches from the sidelines. Made in a compelling art-house style, For Maria Ebun Pataki confronts the realities of postpartum depression. 

This film is eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Click here to vote.

Watch the film with your friends and family on BFI Player at 6pm and then join the Live Director’s Q&A live-streamed at 8:00pm on our Facebook page. Put your questions to the Director on the Facebook live-stream chat.

BFI Player offer a free 14-day trial, so you can watch the Film Africa 2020 films for free and then decide whether to keep enjoying their selection of films.


Online Watch Party: Sunday 1 November | 18:30 | BFI Player & Facebook
Available to UK audiences on BFI Player for the duration of the festival (30 October – 8 November)


November 1, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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