The New Ancestors

An account of October 2020, as Nigerian youths protest against police brutality which led to a major massacre.

  • Mnena Akpera
  • Sanni ayodeji CBK
  • Sanni Ayodeji CBK
  • Chidinma Chima
    Key Cast
  • Olulade Adeniyi
    Key Cast
  • Ayodeji Sanni
    Director of Photography
  • Ayodeji Sanni
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Mnena Akpera

Mnena Akpera is an African director,producer and cinematographer who is passionate about human angle stories.She has a diploma in film/television from the multichoice talent factory and School of media and communications,in the prestigious,pan athlantic university.
She co produced the feature films called “Life of Bim and Still falling.She has a broad knowledge about film making and has worked on some Mnet series such as Halita on African magic.
She has produced and directed some of her feature documentaries;”The malady and I am a witch”,with “The malady “been selected for the Health for All Film Festival.
She hopes to change the world a day at a time with one frame through one film.

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Director Statement

It's a great pleasure to help bring this project into light. The fallen heroes of October 2020 in Nigeria can not be forgotten, so I am glad to be part of a project that truly matters.