This October, we are happy to resume physical screenings with the Nigerian premiere of the award-winning feature film YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY (Sudan; 2019) by Amjad Abu Alala.
Join us on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 4.30pm (screening starts at 5.00 prompt).
Venue is the Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Entry is free ! (Face mask is mandatory; limited seats due to physical distancing guidelines.)
To commemorate Dyslexia Awareness Month, the screening will be preceded by the inspiring and deeply personal short film MICAL (Yewweng Ho; UK, 19mins, 2020), brought to you in partnership with Dyslexia Nigeria and Nessy Learning. You can find out more and support their work at the listed pages.
About YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY
Shortly after Muzamil is born, the village’s holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19…
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
Writers: Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
Starring Islam Mubarak, Mustafa Shehata, Moatasem Rashed
This screening is supported by Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, Awotele, cinidb.africa and Institut français du Nigeria
Limited copies of Awotele, the bilingual pan-African screen journal will be available for sale at 1000 naira only.
Based on an inspiring true story of tenacity, a seven year old boy struggles to make sense of words on the page. But when Mike is diagnosed with dyslexia and the teachers continue to fail him, his mother takes matters into her own hands to help her son fulfil his true potential.
Organised in partnership with Dyslexia Nigeria and Nessy Learning.