Nwanyịbụịfe is an art and documentary feature exploring diasporic life, themes of identity, cultural heritage, social realities and global societal issues. The film follows seven women as they examine and portray their inherited and imagined experiences in London, Lagos, Modena, Mpumalanga, Murang’aMadrid and Nairobi through the years – reflecting on the joys and perceptions of who they are and who they want to become. The film touches on identity, mental health, motherhood and family, LGBTQIA+ and climate change

An immersive, and character driven art film that offers an intimate insight into seven women lived experiences. 

A thought-provoking documentary from the perspective and narrative of seven women.

The film is in Swahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Italian, Spanish, Swati, SothoKikuyu and Patois but subtitled in English.


Director                Chin We

Producer              Chin We

Writer:                 Chin We

Starring:              Adaeze Ihebom

                            Elsie Kibue-Ngare

                            Theodorah Ndlovu

                            Wamaitha Ng’ang’a

                            Chisara Agor

                            Ibidola Sogbesan

                            Rethabile Melato


Supporting Cast:   Leah Njeri Ng’ang’a (RIP)

                             Penninah Waithira Ng’ang’a

                             Grace Ng’ang’a

                             Dumisani Magagula

                             Khai Mbugua

                             Makena Mbugua

                             Monioluwa Daisy-Grace Sogbesan



Nwanyịbụịfe (English: Nwanyibuife) translates as women are valuable, women as bearers of treasures, women are worthy/have inestimable value i.e pricelessness. women are illuminators, that enlighten/bring light to communities. Nwanyịbụịfe is a female name from the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria

Nwanyịbụịfe is funded and supported by Arts Council England

Nwanyịbụịfe is a feature film. running time – 65 minutes 

Nwanyịbụịfe is a female centered film and non-fiction 

Nwanyịbụịfe is a foreign Language film

Filming Locations/Countries – London, England. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Murang’a, Kenya. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nwanyịbụịfe is currently in POST-PRODUCTION    


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  1. Bridget
    October 12, 2022 / 8:08 am

    I look forward to watching this film, one day soon.

    Congratulations Chin We

    • Chin We
      October 12, 2022 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much Bridget. The film will be out in Spring 2023. Will keep you posted with updates and announcements x

  2. October 14, 2022 / 12:23 pm

    Congratulations! I look forward to watching your film.

    Thanks for your great work in telling our stories.

    Mary O.

    • Chin We
      October 14, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement x

  3. Samnik Mbomboue Pona
    October 16, 2022 / 12:45 pm

    Congratulations. Great work with quality. In hurry to watch…
    All the Best

    • Chin We
      October 16, 2022 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much

  4. Funke Adeleke
    October 19, 2022 / 9:52 am

    This is exactly the sort of film I want to see more of. I’m interested in seeing and hearing these women’s stories on screen because I want to know how other women of colour live and survive in other parts of the world from their own mouths.
    When women get to tell their own stories, there is power in owning and sharing their stories, experiences and having the platform to use their voices. These women expressing themselves in their own native tongue makes this stand out from other similar films that have been made and gives it authenticity.

    • Chin We
      October 19, 2022 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your words of encouragement x

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