Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Powerful Short Film, 'Columbite Tantalite'
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Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Powerful Short Film, 'Columbite Tantalite'

"Columbite Tantalite" - a short film written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
“Columbite Tantalite” – a short film written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor

As some of you may recall, a few months ago Chiwetel Ejiofor starred in a new production of Aimé Césaire’s drama “A Season in the Congo” at The Young Vic in London.

And now in a series of short films, in a collaboration between the Young Vic and The Guardian newspaper, Ejiofor has written and directed a short film titled “Columbite Tantalite.”

In just under 13 minutes, Ejiofor has created a truly original and haunting film which, at first, seems to follow two completely different plotlines, but they come together in an incredibly powerful way.

As the Guardian describes it, it’s “a postcolonial parable about the west’s hunger for African mineral wealth, and about Congo’s struggle to come to terms with its past.”

However, this is not Ejiofor’s first venture into directing. Back in 2008 he also wrote and directed a short film called “Slapper,” and this past summer Tambay reported news of Ejiofor’s plans for making his feature film directing debut here.

In the meantime, watch “Columbite Tantalite” below:




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