Barbican Cinema, London, United Kingdom 26 Oct 2022
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).