Mami Wata

Friday 24 November, 2023 – 7.50pm

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Director C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi at Q&A following this screening.

In the oceanside village of Iyi, the revered Mama Efe acts as an intermediary between the people and the all-powerful water deity Mami Wata. But when a young boy is lost to a virus, Efe’s devoted but rebellious daughter Zinwe and skeptical protégé Prisca warn Efe about unrest among the villagers. With the sudden arrival of a mysterious rebel deserter named Jasper, a conflict erupts, leading to a violent clash of ideologies as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Cinematography Award (Dramatic) in 2023, Mami Wata is the third feature from C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, who represents a new wave of Nigerian filmmakers. The film is vividly shot in black-and-white and accompanied by an incredible oceanic soundscape and hypnotic score to frame its fantasy-fable.

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