Nwanyịbụife 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


                                       Leah Njeri Ng’ang’a (RIP)

                                     Penninah Waithira Ng’ang’a

                                     G. Ng’ang’a

                                     Laban Ng’ang’a

                                     Dumisani Magagula

                                     Khai Mbugua

                                     Makena Mbugua



Editor                           Jake Sidwell

Online Editor                Nathan Rushby-Jones

Colourist                      Ella Soyrl

Audio                           Danny Finn

                                    Rebecca Smith


Post Production Company   Platform Post Production London



Nwanyịbụife (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

Nwanyịbụife is funded and supported by Arts Council England

Nwanyịbụife is a feature film. running time – 58 minutes 

Nwanyịbụịfe is a female centered film and non-fiction 

Nwanyịbụife is a foreign Language film

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


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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

  5. Odenigbo Chidi Anyaeche
    April 11, 2023 / 2:44 am

    Looking forward to the full release.

    Congratulations! Chi Nwe

    • admin
      April 14, 2023 / 8:43 am

      Thank you so much OCA for the words of encouragement always x

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