Mami Wata

classified 12A

Please note: This was screened in Nov 2023

C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi
Evelyne Ily Juhen, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Emeka Amakeze
107 mins, 2023, Nigeria
Primary language

This dreamlike, genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic Nigerian fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions.

When the harmony of a matriarchal ocean village where West African water deity Mami Wata reigns supreme is threatened, two sisters must fight to restore order as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

Gorgeous shot in black and white (in won the Cinematography award at Sundance), it features an incredible oceanic soundscape and hypnotic score.

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