Mami Wata

shot in 2021

produced by: Fiery Film Company (Nigeria)

selection

  • Final Cut – Venice Film Festival 2021

feature film

In Iyi village, villagers worship the mermaid deity MAMI WATA and turn to their healer MAMA EFE, the intermediary between them and Mami Wata, as well as Mama Efe’s daughter, ZINWE, and her protégé, PRISCA. When their children begin to die and disappear, JABI, a local resident, casts doubt on the population, while Zinwe flees, driven by her own anguish. Soon, the arrival of a rebellious warlord, JASPER, tips the scales in Jabi’s favor, and with the village under new control, Prisca and Zinwe must plot to save their people and restore Mami Wata’s glory to Iyi.