In Person & Previews

African Odysseys Present: European Premiere: The Milkmaid

+ Q&A with writer-director Desmond Ovbiagele and producer Oluseun Sowemimo

A striking, sensitive drama about two young Nigerian abductees who are caught in a life and death struggle for survival.

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Nigeria 2020
Dir Desmond Ovbiagele
With Maryam Booth, Anthonieta Kalunta, Gambo Usman Kona
136min
Digital
English subtitles

Religious extremist insurgency has raged in northern Nigeria for almost a decade at a terrible human cost. Inspired by the two Fulani milkmaids on the Nigerian banknote, writer-director Desmond Ovbiagele uses cinema to give a voice to the voiceless. Cast and crew faced considerable danger in order to shoot this visually striking, sensitive and unflinching drama set amid the stunning landscape of north-eastern Nigeria.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)