Mrs. F

A powerful symbol for change.

One World Int'l Human Rights Doc FF (2020) – Grand Jury Prize (nomination)

Feature
African
SA Premiere

Availability &
Screening Time:

400 tickets

Director(s):

Chris van der Vorm

Country:

Netherlands | Nigeria

Year:

2019

Running Time:

77 min

Language(s):

Yoruba | English

In this entertaining and humorous film, Ifeoma Fafunwa, AKA Mrs. F, is a middle-class Nigerian woman who facilitates feminist workshops with women in a floating shanty town on the edge of Lagos, as they work towards a theatre production for the local community about the abuse of women. The film follows Mrs. F as she embarks on the production in the face of a traditional patriarchy that is still extremely dominant. While she connects with the women through her own personal struggles, it is more than a connection that is required if Ifeoma is to set in motion a transformation of cultural attitudes in Nigeria and break the culture of silence that pervades gender relations in the country.

2020 (22nd) Encounters SA International Film Festival