'fabric(ation)' is an experimental Afrofuturistic film about the intersections between fabrics, textures and vulnerability. The film 'fabric(ation)' was produced as my final film for my second semester at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema under the restrictions of not exceeding 5 minutes as well as only using unsynchronized sound within the film.
The film is a manifestation of fears, frustrations, desires and ultimately, the connectivity between individuals and the lack thereof. 'Fabric(ation)' is divided into three separate parts with soundscapes created specifically for each respective part. 'Fabric(ation)' is a visual and auditory experience rather than a clear cut narrative story.

  • Emem Etti
  • Emem Etti
  • Emem Etti
  • Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
  • Jada Elosie
    Key Cast
  • Obakeng Ndebele
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    afrofuturism, experimental, sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 24 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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  • Silicon Valley African Film Festival
    San Jose, California
    United States
    October 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Femme Fetale Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    June 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Sessions
    Pinewood Studios
    United States
    Official Selection
  • VAV Gallery
    Montreal, Quebec
    July 6, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Emem Etti

Emem Etti is an African Canadian film production major at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and aspiring colourist based in Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia. As a female growing up in a traditional Nigerian home in Canada, the dichotomy between the two cultures had fuelled various projects she has taken on over the past few years. Emem Etti’s various projects range from experimental short films, non-fiction documentary based work to commercial and commissioned work. As a black female filmmaker, Emem Etti hopes to create work that challenges the notions of black portrayal, female representation, and female-produced films as well as explore the realms of Afrofuturism and expanded cinema.

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Director Statement

In many respects, this film is considered a personal and visual manifestation of my own fears and experience. Through the past year, I’ve had to learn how to be vulnerable with my friends, family, with my circumstances and ultimately, with myself as a being. The idea of vulnerability is something I explored in this film. I used fabric as a study of vulnerability because, just like human emotion, the fabric is meant to shield us from the elements and circumstances around us.