Kambili Ofili's Film selected for 2024 Pan African Film Festival
This is the first time British-Nigerian producer, Kambili Ofili will be screen her feature-length movie "Shaping Us", at this year's Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). The official trailer hints at a story surrounding childbearing difficulties for an African woman as wells as the strains it causes in a relationship.
The film’s synopsis reads: “After years of trying, Ara & Biodun are finally pregnant. On the night the couple hosts their closest friends for a celebratory dinner, guilt-ridden Ara gets the results of the paternity test she ordered, setting up an explosion of drama as the celebration becomes a night of revelations that may cause the unravelling of each couple for better or worse.”
Produced alongside Edith Nwekenta, the film explores and celebrates love, beauty, and depth of human relationships, touching upon themes of motherhood, female emancipation, and friendship, according to a recent report by Shock Ng. Shaping Us features actors and actresses like Floyd Igbo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin, Omowunmi Dada, James Gardiner, Jordan Bangoji and Lasisi Elenu.
PAFF, which serves as a tribute to black film, art, and culture, will take place in Los Angeles from February 6 to 19, 2024.