Film Screening  and Talk – ‘You Matter to Me’ by Immaculata Abba

Join us for an intimate screening of ‘You Matter to Me’ by filmmaker Immaculata Abba. The film explores the joys of community despite the tensions and grief that come with life, from the perspective of middle-aged Igbo Nigerians. The screening will be followed by a talk with the artist and audience.

The screening is organised by the Assembly 2022-2023 member Ronald Ekore as part of the 2023 Youth Takeover.

Refreshments will be provided during the event. Limited capacity, free to attend.

Immaculata Abba is a photo-artist, filmmaker and writer whose work explores how Africans find meaning, healing and belonging. Her film ‘You Matter to Me’ 2022, made under a Creating Black Joy grant, has been screened at the BFI London for Film Africa festival, the Enugu International Film Festival, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Africa Film Society’s Classics in the Park (Accra) and the Family Film Club (Lagos).  She was selected for the 2023 New York Portfolio Review. Her photography has been exhibited at Bamako Encounters and been published in The Guardian (UK), HAPAX, Saraba Mag, GIDA Journal and more. She was previously a freelance journalism fellow at  African Arguments (Royal African Society) and a writer-in-residence at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD).

Ronald Ekore is a UAE-based Nigerian artist. Driven by curiosity, he examines and critically analyses his surroundings, day-to-day experiences and relationships to inform his work. Ekore documents his lived reality using various media formats that include digital photography, sound art and creative writing. His recent works — Powers (album) and Kafka’s Theory of Colorism (photo book)— employ this multimedia approach to explore, understand and document the feelings and emotions that inform his process.




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