For Maria Ebun Pataki (2020)

  • New York African Film Festival
  • 1h 15m
  • Nigeria

After the complicated birth of her first child, Maria, Derin (Meg Otanwa) becomes withdrawn from family life, unable to engage in the celebrations around her newborn. Her bewildered mother-in-law insists that she is not a good enough parent, while her increasingly worried husband Afolabi (Gabriel Afolayan) watches from the sidelines as she becomes a shadow of herself in this honest but empathetic account of postpartum depression.

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Yoruba, English



Bonus Content

For Maria Ebun Pataki Q&A with Damilola Orimogunje

For Maria Ebun Pataki director, Damilola Orimogunje joins filmmaker, Abbesi Akhamie in a conversation about Damilola’s film.

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