Organisers of the ongoing Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Nigeria have announced that Chude Jideonwo’s debut film: “Awaiting Trial,” will screen at the festival.
After holding an exclusive five-day screening on YouTube, “Awaiting Trial” is a documentary that explores both the #EndSARS protests and the “deeper illness” they point to.
Speaking about the film, Chude Jideonwo, said, “The phenomenon in Nigeria’s communal justice system is called “awaiting trial”, where people are arrested and detained indefinitely without charge.”
The film follows the lives of three people held unjustly by the Nigerian Police. The documentary features actors Falz, Mr Macaroni, activist Rinu Oduola and others, with postproduction handled by AMA Psalmist Visuals and music from Timi Dakolo and Ego Ogbaro.
In October, “Awaiting Trial” received double recognition from the AFRIFF as an Official Selection and Nominee. The film is the first in the slate from Chude Jideonwo presents, a factual and unscripted content studio.
The film will screen at Landmark Centre, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, on November 10, 2022.