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Akinola Davies
Thursday 9, 18:00 pm
Cine Amor
• 78 min.


An 8-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos.

Festivals and awards

Bafta Awards 2020 Best Short Film Nomination Sundance 2021 Best Short Film

Akinola Davies

Multidisciplinary filmmaker, writer and video artist. His work is situated between West Africa and the UK, as he identifies as a member of the global diaspora that sits on the margins of being part of both worlds. Akinola attempts to delicately navigate the collision of colonial and imperial tradition, while advocating a return to indigenous narratives. He explores themes of community, race, spirituality, identity and gender, telling the stories that bridge traditional and millennial communities. These themes are accompanied by a duality: that of necessity and urgency in relation to the medium of storytelling. There is a strong emphasis on the need for clear intention in concepts and a willingness to experiment with form: meticulous preparation and research for his films assume a central role and are central to his image making. He draws on aspects of collective and individual memory and lived experience.


Gucci: Gift 2020 Lizard 2020 Hillu 2020 One day go be one day 2019 Contactless 2018 Marks of Worship 2016

Production company: Potboiler Productions
Script: Akinola Davies, Wale Davies
Direction: Akinola Davies
Cinematography: Shabier Kirchner
Music: Tim Dewit
Cast: Pamilerin Ayodeji, Osayi Uzamere, Charles Etubiebi, Rita Edward, Nmasinachi Chikebulbe, Morgan Samuel, Fadeyi Ibrahim, Demi Banwo