African Film Festival: Bariga Sugar and Wallay

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 • 7:00 pm
  • Brown Hall, Room 100

The short film Bariga Sugar directed by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo is set in Bariga, Lagos.

  • “Ese, a reclusive eight-year-old girl living in Bariga Sugar – a ghetto brothel in Bariga, Lagos. Her mother is one of the Bariga Sugar’s working women. When 10-year-old Jamil and his mother, Hanatu, move into the brothel, Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship.”

The feature film Wallay directed by Berni Goldblat is set in both France and Burkina Faso.

  • “Ady, a 13 years old boy, no longer listens to his father who raises him alone. The latter, running out of resources, decides to entrust Ady to his uncle Amadou for the summer.
    Uncle Amadou and his family live on the other side of the Mediterranean sea in Burkina Faso! There, at 13 years, one must become a man but Ady understands things differently.”

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