U.S. Premiere of “Return to Chibok”
Directed by Branwen Okpako
Branwen Okpako, associate professor of cinema and digital media, has adapted Helon Habila’s The Chibok Girls into an experimental documentary, Return to Chibok. The film re-enacts the journey to visit those left behind after the shocking kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok Girls School in 2014. It will be screened at UC Davis on Feb. 27 by the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspective on Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH).
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.
The screening is free and will be shown in Cruess Hall, room 1002 at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow. Reservations can be made on the CAMPSSAH website.