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Homerton 2 Homerton

A tender short documentary following the unfolding of a generational cycle between a single mother and her son, exampled in their different encounters with Homerton.

Jessica’s Homerton is an East London council flat, her first home in England after leaving Nigeria due to a military coup. Whereas Arel’s Homerton is the Cambridge University college where he studies Physics.

The short documentary highlights the symbiotic relationship between our parents’ trials and our triumphs. It uses archive, poetry, and themes of afro-futurism to link physics student Arel, to his mother’s past.

  • Amber Oghene-Efe Akaunu
    Afro Hair Rituals
  • Amber Oghene-Efe Akaunu
  • Arel Akaunu
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Sheen
    Key Cast
  • Jemimah Akaunu
    Key Cast
  • Louise Kaemena
    Key Cast
  • Ines Adriana
    Sound Mixer
    Dear Philadelphia, Playhouse
  • Liam Camps
    Murder at My Door, Combat Ships
  • Amber Oghene-Efe Akaunu
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Goldsmiths, University of London
Director Biography - Amber Oghene-Efe Akaunu

Amber Akaunu is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and BAFTA scholar from Liverpool, currently living in South London. Her work explores themes of belonging, identity, and Black culture through her Northern perspective. Amber graduated from university in 2018 with a first-class degree in Fine Art and is now a current MA student at Goldsmiths College in London where she studies Screen Documentary.

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