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Film Africa

Story for the Gods: shorts programme + intro

Author and curator of Beyond Nollywood Nadia Denton presents a showcase of new wave audio-visual content from Nigeria.

Image from Story for the Gods: shorts programme

Silence. Dir Tolulope Ajayi

Total runtime 88min

From an exploration of digital love to the loss of religion, this selection of short narratives presents a vibrant West African perspective on the human experience.

Born Again
UK 2020
Dir Candice Onyeama
11min
Nwa is tormented by her inability to have children.

Losing My Religion (UK Premiere)
Nigeria 2018
Dir Damilola Orimogunje
15min
Junior is forced into religious devotion with devastating consequences.

Digital Love (UK Premiere)
Nigeria 2018
Dir Mike Omonua
5min
A young lady envisions a transhuman, digitally controlled life.

Specialised Technique
UK 2018
Dir Onyeka Igwe
7min
A transformation of archival footage from studied spectacle to livingness.

TE'LA (UK Premiere)
Nigeria 2018
Dir Peter Okojie
3min
A young tailor from the north of Nigeria migrates to Lagos for a better life.

Fish on Fire (UK Premiere) Nigeria 2018
Dir Peter Okojie
5min
The Liberian civil war may have stopped Sarah’s education but it couldn’t destroy her resilience and desire for self-improvement.

Bradford Young: Cinema Is the Weapon
UK 2019
Dir Corine Dhondee
9min
Exploration of the work of a cinematographer whose work has been pivotal in formulating a new black aesthetic.

A Cemetery of Doves (UK Premiere)
Nigeria 2018
Dir Adé Sultan Sangodoyin
15min
A teenager comes to terms with his sexuality in a society where such discoveries are best kept secret.

A Gender (UK Premiere) Nigeria 2019
Dir Shua Taiwo
5min
Can you hear my cries of oppression?

Silence
Nigeria 2016
Dir Tolulope Ajayi
13min
Ire loses her innocence in the most brutal way.

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