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Mami Wata (2023) community screening

16th December 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Pay-What-You-Can (free or donation)

This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the village is threatened, two sisters must fight to restore order, as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

This is the third feature from director C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, who represents a new wave of Nigerian filmmakers. The film is vividly shot in black-and-white and accompanied by an incredible oceanic soundscape and hypnotic score to frame its fantasy-fable. It won the Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Cinematography Award (Dramatic) in 2023. Obasi has said that he “wanted to make a hyper-stylised film” with its style rooted in substance, taking inspiration from his favourite filmmakers such as Akira Kurosawa and David Lynch.

We will play a 15-minute pre-recorded director Q&A before the film. This video hasn’t been made public, and gives a more in-depth look at the culture, politics and history linked with Mami Wata.

With limited screenings around the UK, see this unique visual spectacle in the Pyramid at Anderston on a pay-what-you-can basis.

‘A rich, expressionist parable, if there was a more gorgeous looking film at Sundance this year, I didn’t see it.’ – Thomas Page, CNN

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

West African Pidgin English with English subtitles, 1h47m, rated 12A

Details

Date:
16th December 2023
Time:
5:30 pm
Cost:
Pay-What-You-Can (free or donation)
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mami-wata-2023-tickets-768279593947?aff=oddtdtcreator

Venue

The Pyramid at Glasgow
759 Argyle Street Glasgow
Glasgow, G3 8DS Glasgow
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