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Queer Nigerian Shorts (15) + ScreenTalk

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Ife, Queer Nigerian Shorts

Two films focusing on LGBTQ+ people in Nigeria, including Ìfé, a romance set entirely in one woman’s apartment, and Egúngún, in which a woman reconnects with her past in Lagos.

We present two very different, very moving shorts exploring 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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