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We Need New Names

Onyeka Igwe

United Kingdom, 2015
14 minutes, 2 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD Video
Available formats: HD Digital file

We Need New Names is an essay video work examining contemporary Nigerian diasporic female identity through the contradictions inherent to an ethnographic reading of the funeral of the filmmakers’ family matriarch. Using personal archive to explore the concepts of female identity, diaspora, cultural memory and most importantly ‘fiction’.