Relive

If you had a chance to change the past, would you take it?

The 'Relive Short Film' follows the story of a timid and naive law student who wakes up to discover that she is stuck in a loop and experiencing the same day repeatedly. Her knowledge of her newfound power doesn't protect her from being bullied by an overbearing roommate nor does it make her bold enough to challenge her mother on whose insistence she is studying law. Too inhibited to truly make the best use of her leverage, she goes through the same mundane motions until tragedy strikes via a sexual assault. With vengeance on her mind, she finally faces up to her 'superpowers' and decides to bring her assaulter to justice.

Relive subtly addresses violence against women and the rationale that the victim is to be blamed for sexual assault.

  • Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
    Director
    Kiliwe the Timebender, Stay Burns Free
  • Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
    Writer
    Zena, For My Girls, Love in a Time of Kekes, Pushing 30, Zuriel's Diary, Along Came a Butterfly
  • Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
    Producer
  • Omena Sodje
    Producer
  • Juliet Okeke
    Producer
  • Omena Sodje
    Key Cast
    "Glow"
    Spotlight, Like Dominoes, Merry Go Round, Akachi the Series
  • Richard Nweye
    Key Cast
    "King"
  • Debbie Alaye-Briggs
    Key Cast
    "Asana"
  • Juliet Okeke
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
    The Renovators
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Nigeria
  • Country of Filming:
    Nigeria
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya is a Filmmaker, Screenwriter, a published Author, and a screenwriting awardee of the African Film Festival with a filmmaking certification from Le Cinefabrique Lyon.

Her production and screenwriting credits include Relive, Zena, For My Girls, Love in a time of Kekes, Pushing 30, Zuriel's Diary, The Housekeeper's Daughter, Along Came a Butterfly, Paradise. She has also written and developed stories for MNET's Africa Magic series, 'Tinsel' and 'Hustle.'

Her screenplays characterize her storytelling style as she utilizes her platform as a writer and filmmaker to highlight the experiences of women in her community. Her short film entitled ‘Relive’ is an anti-rape awareness story, ‘For My Girls,’ depicts the plight of young ladies in ‘baby factories’, ‘Zena’ is the fantasy tale of an all-female warrior kingdom and ‘Pushing 30’ is the story of four women and their challenges in contemporary, matrimony-driven Nigeria.

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Director Statement

I wanted to shoot a story about violence against women which is an ongoing problem in my country but I needed to send my message in an artistic medium. I worked on the story in other to ensure it was subtle but dramatic and immersive all at once. I relied on the use of visual mediums to tell my story and the audience has to pay attention and make their own deductions. Relive subtly addresses violence against women and the rationale that the victim is to be blamed for sexual assault intertwined in a story about second chances and the opportunity to make different choices.