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