World Premiere of Return to Chibok
Directed by Branwen Okpako
Adapting Helon Habila’s The Chibok Girls, this experimental documentary re-enacts the journey to Chibok to visit those left behind after the shocking kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok Girls School in 2014. Actor Wale Ojo plays Habila alongside the community in Gombe State, who re-enact the original interviews. With daring complexity, this film invites audiences to listen, feel, empathise and meditate on one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria today.
Branwen Okpako is Associate Professor at UC Davis in the Department of Cinema and Digital Media.