A Nigerian couple in New York struggles with childlessness
Mother of George
D: Andrew Dosunmu, NG, US 2013, 106 min., Engl. OV
“Your life will be as sweet as pineapple,” relatives promise Adenike and Adoyele at their wedding in New York. The mother of the groom in particular is sure that a son will soon be born. But in spite of fertility teas and healing rituals, Adenike does not get pregnant although months have passed. Director Andrew Dosunmu tells the sensitive drama with unique, seductive imagery. Arthur Jafa’s camera approaches the characters without over-exposing them, capturing every glance. With Angélique Kidjo in the role of the bride’s mother.
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
D: Antoine Fuqua, 1998, Island Records, 4 min., music video
- With English surtitles
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