• Mrs. F
  • Mrs. F
  • Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die

Mrs. F

  • Introduction

    Ivy Mills is a continuing lecturer in the History of Art department at UC Berkeley, where she teaches courses on African arts and visual cultures. She has ongoing research projects in Senegal and Nigeria on contemporary works that address social exclusion and gender asymmetries in religious practice and representation. 

A hard-charging theater director and activist attempts to bring her successful play on women’s empowerment into one of the toughest, most male-dominated spheres—Nigeria’s largest “floating slum,” Makoko. Ifeoma Fafunwa, “Mrs. F.,” hopes to team some of Nollywood’s most popular actresses with the women of Makoko for her project, but first she must navigate all the men in the way, from the local kingpin to the elderly preachers, on down to the beefy “area boys” and even her doubtful Uber driver. Mrs. F underlines just how much it takes to make a difference, and to empower someone enough to finally say, “I have courage.”

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Chris van der Vorm
Cinematographer
  • Bert Haitsma
Language
  • English
  • Ogu
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 77 mins
Source
  • African Film Festival
Preceded By

Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die

Leonard Cortana, Brazil, 2019

The film recounts the Black women’s movement that spread after the murder of Afro-Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Portuguese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 24 mins
source
  • Leonard Cortana