EFF Filmmaker Resources: Onyeka Igwe

Onyeka Igwe is a British artist filmmaker, programmer and researcher based in London. Her non-fiction video work uses dance, voice, archive and text to expose a multiplicity of narratives, and have been screened at the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club, Guildhall Art Gallery, the London Film Festival , Rotterdam International Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, and the Smithsonian African American film festival. Her essay film No Dance, No Palaver screened as part of the 2019 Essay Film Festival.

Igwe was present for the 2019 Essay Film Festival screening of No Dance, No Palaver, delivering a lecture exploring the role of the essay film as an act of anti-colonialism.

Onyeka Igwe’s lecture “Being Close to, with or Amongst: other ways of Knowing the Archive”, given at the British School at Athens, Upper House, 4th June 2019
Footage from “Filming Africa Music: an interdisciplinary study day on African music and Film” at Bath Spa University, featuring a video installation by Igwe and improvised dance performance by Ripton Lindsay

A Q&A with… Onyeka Igwe, artist filmmaker exploring resistance to colonialism” by Sonya Dyer for a-n

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