The Weekend

The Weekend (2024)

The Weekend had its world première at Tribeca 2024, 9 June 2024 Daniel Oriahi’s The Weekend opens, harrowingly, in medias res, with Luc Chezeta (Bucci Franklin) – bound, gagged and terrified – in a hut full of cultic paraphernalia, as he is bent over a stump to be beheaded. Just before the axe is seen…

Mami Wata

Mami Wata (2023)

Mami Wata, from Nigerian writer/director C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi (Juju Stories, 2021), opens on a beach. Even the brief textual introduction explaining who Mami Wata is – a water goddess worshipped “across West, Central and Southern Africa, and among the Afrikan diasporas of the Americas” – is superimposed over a vista of bubbling, glistening surf at…