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A beautiful artwork about the modern tale of Mami Wata. Mama Efe acts as the mediary between the people of Iyi and the powerful water deity, Mami Wata. When a young boy is lost to a virus, it leads to unrest among the villagers.

In the small coastal village of Lyi, we meet Mama Efe, a medium between the village inhabitants and the powerful and protective water deity, Mami Wata. When a young boy dies from a virus that could have been saved through modern medicine, the villagers are upset that Mama Efe couldn't save the boy. A young man comes forward to support Efe, leading to a dangerous conflict that endangers the village. A modern fable about folk belief standing steadfast in the local community in the face of the modern world.

Lasse Skagen


C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi is a Nigerian filmmaker and is a part of the film collective Surreal16 alongside Abba T Makama and Mike Omonua. Obasi’s films, Ojuju (2014) and O-Town (2015), were screened at several film festivals, including Gothenburg and Fantasia. Hello, Rain (2018) was featured in over 40 film festivals and won the jury prize at Fantasia. With the Surreal16 collective, he directed Juju Stories (2021), which was screened at the Locarno Film Festival.

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Original title Mami Wata

Country Nigeria, France

Year 2023

Director C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi

Screenplay C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi

Cinematography Lílis Soares

Producer Oge Obasi

Cast Evelyne Ily Juhen, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Emeka Amakeze

Runtime 1h 47m

Language English, Fon

Subtitles English

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Format DCP

Age limit 12

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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