Mami Wata, Special screening plus Q&A

Saturday 18 November 2pm

Preview: Mami Wata

+ intro & panel discussion with director C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi and producer Oge Obasi and Dr Michelle Asantewa

This Sundance winner navigates the conflict between tradition and modernity in a Nigerian coastal village.

Spiritual beliefs conflict with inter-generational tensions in a matriarchal ocean village where the West African water deity Mami Wata reigns. When the harmony of the village is threatened, two sisters fight to restore order. Obasi’s third feature, a winner at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, cements his position at the forefront of a new wave of Nigerian filmmaking. Vividly shot in black-and-white, it features an incredible oceanic soundscape and hypnotic score.

Special Thanks to Aya Films.

At BFI Southbank, part of our African Odysseys programme


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