Forbidden Colours: Queer Nigerian Shorts

Barbican Cinema, London, United Kingdom
26 Oct 2022

Pamela Adie, Ìfé (Nigeria 2020), Courtesy of Barbican Cinema

Pamela Adie, Ìfé (Nigeria 2020), Courtesy of Barbican Cinema

Barbican Cinema presents a selection of shorts focusing on LGBTQ+ people in Nigeria, including Ìfé (Nigeria 2020), a romance set entirely in one woman’s apartment, and Egúngún (Nigeria & UK 2021), in which a woman reconnects with her past in Lagos.

Time: Wed 26 Oct, 6.30pm, Cinema 2

These two very different shorts explore the romantic lives of queer women in Nigeria. Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim’s passionate Ìfé (meaning ‘love’ in Yoruba), produced by activist Pamela Adie, explores the burgeoning romance between two women across 3 days. In Olive Nwosu’s beautifully acted short Egúngún ((‘Masquerade’), a woman returns from the UK to Lagos, beginning a path of healing and reconciliation.

This screening will be followed be a ScreenTalk with director Olive Nwosu and producer Pamela Adie (live from Nigeria), hosted by curator and writer Tara Brown (in person).


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