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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. 

For Maria Ebun Pataki was the winner of the 2020 Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Watch the Q&A with director Damilola Orimogunje in conversation with Pelumi Akindude

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.