Private Project

Badagry: The Joy of Return

'Badagry: the Joy of Return' features a visit to the ancient city on the Atlantic Coast of Lagos State, by a multicultural group from Diaspora led by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chair/CEO of NIDCOM (Nigerians in Diaspora Commission) and Dr David Anderson. Their goal: to retrace the steps of the ancestors who were captured in the region and shipped to the Americas to be sold as slaves. But also to bring a message of solidarity and hope for a brighter future to the local community.

  • Ronke Macaulay
    Green Passport documentary series
  • Ronke Macaulay
    Green Passport documentary series
  • Ronke Macaulay
    Green Passport documentary series
  • Michael Onah-lenix
  • Effiong Eton
    Camera Operator
  • Michael Onah-lenix
  • Lenix Productions
    Drone operator
  • DJ Robintonz
    Sound Engineer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2019
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    Digital HD
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  • Pan African Unity Dialogue: Leadership Summit
    New York
    United States
    February 22, 2020
    World Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Maryland House of Delegates Screening
    United States
    February 25, 2020
  • The African Film Festival
    United States
    June 2, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Columbus Black International Film Festival
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    August 15, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Special Screening for the Lt Governor of Delaware & Others
    United States
    February 24, 2020
    Special Screening
  • Zuma Film Festival
    December 1, 2020
    Opening Night Film
  • Africa World Documentary Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    March 18, 2021
    Official selection
  • IREP International Film Festival
    March 21, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ronke Macaulay

Ronke Macaulay's career has fulfilled her mission to conceptualise, plan and execute creative projects.

In 2015, she began to explore story telling via the medium of film. She was selected for a scriptwriting workshop at AFRIFF2015, which she followed up with a course on Directing at Film School in South Africa in 2016, working on a couple of film projects as Line Producer and Associate Producer before writing, producing and directing her first solo documentary. The film was released in early 2017, followed by two more in a Series entitled 'Green Passport' by the beginning of 2019. This is her fourth documentary, which continues to explore the power of the untold story.

Ronke's films have won several awards both internationally, and she has also featured in a bestselling book about female directors in Nollywood.

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