22-28 Sept 2021
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Mother of George

Mother of George

Ayodele, owner of a Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, weds his fiancée, Adenike, and the couple start a new life together. Their traditional Yoruba wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Ma George is torn between her Yoruba culture and her new American life, as she faces uncomfortable choices in her struggle to save her marriage. This is a beautifully shot, astonishingly radiant portrait of Nigerian immigrant family life.

Mother of George (2013)




English and Yoruba, English Subtitles,




Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker who came to prominence in the United States after directing music videos for various acclaimed artists. His debut feature, Restless City (ttff/12), premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Mother of George (2013), his most recent film, also premiered at Sundance.

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