A new, cross-cultural animated short film titled “MMANWU” is in preproduction and is being crowdfunded.
The movie is a passion project and love letter to Igbo-Nigerian culture created by artist and filmmaker Uzo Ngwu. It’s about a Nigerian-American teen who returns to Nigeria for a family funeral, where her mourning is interrupted when she suspects she’s being followed.
Set in modern day Nigeria, this film mixes magical realism and horror/thriller to explore themes such as spirituality, grief and cross-cultural understanding.
You can check out the crowdfunding page on ko-fi.com.
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