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Her Name in My Mouth

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Synopsis

A revision of the Aba Women’s War, the first major anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria, using embodiment, gesture and the archive.
The film is structured around the repurposing of archival films from the British propaganda arm, The Colonial Film Unit, cut against a gestural evocation of the women’s testimonies. 'Her Name in My Mouth' invokes the artist's own female ancestors in this filmic revocation of the Aba Women’s War that privileges the body as a site of knowledge.
Official Selection Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 - International premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins 2 secs
Director
Onyeka Igwe
Sound
Patchfinder
Music
C-scraatch

Genre

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Last updated 18th April 2018

Production Company

Onyeka Igwe
onyeka.igwe@gmail.com