Watch 'The Marriage Factor' - A Nigerian Woman & Her Marriage-Minded Mother (Short Shouts!)
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Watch 'The Marriage Factor' - A Nigerian Woman & Her Marriage-Minded Mother (Short Shouts!)


I really dig this 15-minute short from Nigerian writer/director Chika Anadu, titled The Marriage Factor – a contemporary comedy/drama about a young woman and her marriage-minded mother.

Although, it’s much more than that, combining scripted elements, with documentary footage, and dance sequences to tell a tale that I’m sure many (women, especially, even if you’re not Nigerian) will identify with – the pressure one’s parents, in this case mothers, put on their daughters to find Mr Right, walk down the isle and eventually, give birth to grandchildren. 

I like the realness of the scenes, both the scripted and the documentary footage, contrasting the choreographed dance sequences.

Chika Anadu recently completed her feature film debut, B For Baby Boy, which was developed at the Cannes Cinefondation Residence Programme in Paris, and will make its debut at the BFI this year. Look for a post on that project later…

In the meantime, watch The Marriage Factor below. If it doesn’t play for you, click HERE to watch it on Chika’s Vimeo page.

The Marriage Factor from chika anadu on Vimeo.

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