Her Name in My Mouth
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
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 6 mins 2 secs
- Onyeka Igwe
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Last updated 18th April 2018