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’a, Madrid 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, Sotho, Kikuyu and Patois but subtitled in English.
Director Chin We
Producer Chin We
Writer: Chin We
Starring: Adaeze Ihebom
Supporting Cast: Leah Njeri Ng’ang’a (RIP)
Penninah Waithira Ng’ang’a
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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I look forward to watching this film, one day soon.
Congratulations Chin We
Thank you so much Bridget. The film will be out in Spring 2023. Will keep you posted with updates and announcements x
Congratulations! I look forward to watching your film.
Thanks for your great work in telling our stories.
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement x
Congratulations. Great work with quality. In hurry to watch…
All the Best
Thank you so much
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.
Thank you so much. I appreciate your words of encouragement x