You Matter to Me, 2022 (film) 11 mins

A meditation on my parents’ engagement with their community through everyday rituals around food, music, religion, work and play. It is accompanied by interviews with my parents, and a lyric essay on the tensions and grief from which Nigerians’ joy still blooms. Sonically, it is situated at home- casual banter with my parents and a soundtrack reminiscent of ‘00s Nollywood dramas.

Director: Immaculata Abba
Writer: Immaculata Abba
Cinematography: Immaculata Abba
Music: Immaculata Abba
Sound design: Kene Amaonwu
Editor: Kene Amaonwu

Whole film will be uploaded online towards the end of the year. See trailer here.

Festival Screenings:

'Beyond Nollywood: Wahala Dey' showcase at Film Africa festival, BFI London (London, UK)- Oct 2022
Enugu International Film Festival, Viva Cinemas (Enugu, Nigeria) - Nov 2022

Program Screenings:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, USA) - Dec 2022
Family Film Club (Lagos, Nigeria) - Dec 2022
Africa Film Society’s Classics in the Park (Accra, Ghana) - Feb 2023
Mindful Pictures by Pynk Prysm x The Garden Cinema (London, UK) - May 2023
Jameel Arts Centre (Dubai, UAE) - May 2023
Joy & Memory Day at the Library of Africa & the Africa Diaspora (Accra, Ghana) - June 2023

Copyright - Immaculata Abba (2017 - 2023)