event / Screening



Screening at Filmforum NRW / Afrika Film Festival Köln


MAMI WATA (Directing: C.J. „Fiery“ Obasi, DCP, Original with english subtitles, 107 min.)

The seaside village of Iyi maintains spiritual harmony with the West African mermaid goddess MAMI WATA. But one day, the healing powers of Mama Efe, the mediator between the villagers and the goddess, failed to save the life of a child. Could modern medicine have saved the child? Jabi, a resident of the region, then questions the existing matriarchal spiritual order. The balance of this small island is threatened. The daughter and foster child of Mama Efe, Zinwe and Prisca, fight to preserve the traditional beliefs. In this feature film, director C.J. "Fiery" Obasi halts time, staging a modern black-and-white fable.

With leading actor Emeka Amakeze in attendance. Moderation: Dr. Ezinne Ezepue (ifs)

In cooperation with ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln. Tickets can be bought here.