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

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

Online Watch Party – 1 November, 18:30 – BOOK FOR THE ONLINE WATCH PARTY

Film will also be available on the BFI Player throughout the 10 days of the festival.


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. 

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.

Damilola Orimogunje

Damilola is a Nigerian screenwriter and film director whose works have screened in over 40 film festivals. His films have majorly been surrounded around themes as Love, Betrayal, Depression, and Death. He sees himself as part of a new generation of filmmakers making visually compelling and unconventional African content for
social change.