kweliTV | BARIGA SUGAR

BARIGA SUGAR \ 22min \ NIGERIA

Ese is a reclusive 8 year old girl living in Bariga Sugar - a ghetto brothel in Bariga, Lagos. Her mother Tina is one of Bariga Sugar’s working women. When 10 year old Jamil and his mother, Hanatu move into the brothel, Ese and Jamilbegin an unlikely friendship.

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Official Selection - Africa International Film Festival; Official Selection - Lights, Camera, Africa.


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Ifeoma Chukwugo

Ifeoma is a Nigerian filmmaker and director born and raised in Southern Nigeria. In 2009, she moved to Austin, Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin earning a BSc in Communication Studies with a concentration in Corporate Communication in 2012. In 2014, she attended the New York Film Academy and graduated in 2015 with a Master's in Film and Media Production. Her Thesis project from film school has won awards and screened in international film festivals, including the Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles where it won the Special Jury Recognition Award, and the Rapid Lion film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her goal as a filmmaker is to tell human stories in an authentic and relatable manner, and to create film and television content that showcases and appreciates a diverse range of characters and life experiences, especially those often underrepresented or stereotyped by mainstream media.

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