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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Onyeka Igwe

Onyeka IGWE is an artist, filmmaker, programmer and PhD researcher at University of the Arts London. Her video works have been shown around the world. In February 2017, she was selected as an Associate Artist at The Showroom as part of The Holding Space programme. Her short film the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered won the 2019 Berwick New Cinema Award. Igwe is Practitioner in Residence at the University of the Arts London and she will participate in the group show ‘Nigeria Imaginary’ in the national pavilion of Nigeria at the upcoming 60th Venice Biennial in 2024.

Filmografie

(all short) Bordered (2012), Congregations (2013), Can We Dance for Me? (2014), We Need New Names (2015), Her Name in My Mouth (2018), Specialised Technique (2018), the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered (2019), No Archive Can Restore You (2020), a so-called archive (2020), The Miracle on George Green (2022), Ungentle (2022, co-dir), A Radical Duet (2023)

More Info: Onyeka Igwe

Onyeka Igwe at IFFR

  • No Archive Can Restore You

    An exploration into the ‘sonic shadows’ that colonial moving images continue to generate.

    • Short & Mid-length
  • A Radical Duet

    Archives and histories come to life in this imagining of a radical anti-colonial play. 

    • Short & Mid-length
  • Specialised Technique

    In this found footage film with its distinctive soundtrack the filmmaker studies the colonial perspective, returning authorship to the dancers.

    • Bright Future Short
  • the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered

    Digging into personal, colonial and televisual archives, Onyeka Igwe trudges through the muddled biography of her grandfather.

    • Ammodo Tiger Short Competition
  • Her Name in My Mouth

    A reinvocation of the Aba Women’s War, the 1929 anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria, through embodiment, gesture and the archive.

    • Pan-African Cinema Today (PACT)