Mami Wata

“Out of all the films that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, none were quite as visually striking as Nigerian writer / director C.J. Obasi’s Mami Wata, a monochromatic modern-day myth about a small village during a time of upheaval. One doesn’t need to be familiar with Mami Wata’s eponymous embodiment of the divine feminine to appreciate its story about multiple generations of women doing everything in their power to keep their people safe. But as you let Mami Wata wash over you, the film paints a picture of people fighting to understand their beliefs in forces larger than themselves. And in each of those people, you can see shades of Mami Wata.”—”Mami Wata is a breathtaking modern myth about faith and technological progress. Director C.J. Obasi’s Mami Wata is a monochromatic feast for the eyes that wants you to think about what it means to believe in something larger than yourself.”

See Mama Wati; See also Mami Wata—”When the harmony in a village is threatened by outside elements, two sisters must fight to save their people and restore the glory of a mermaid goddess to the land.”

Hermetic Library Omnium Mama Wati 4feb2023