Kambili Ofili’s Shaping Us is officially selected to screen at the 32nd Pan African Film Festival.
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Shot entirely in a single location, Shaping Us is a thought-provoking, much-needed film that explores and celebrates love, beauty, and depth of human relationships, touching upon themes of motherhood, female emancipation, and friendship.
Produced by Edith Nwekenta and Kambili Ofili, Shaping Us is a drama featuring the director, Kambili Ofili, Floyd Igbo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin, Omowunmi Dada, James Gardiner, Jordan Bangoji and Lasisi Elenu. The film’s synopsis reads
“After years of trying, Ara & Biodun are finally pregnant. On the night the couple hosts their closest friends for a celebratory dinner, guilt-ridden Ara gets the results of the paternity test she ordered, setting up an explosion of drama as the celebration becomes a night of revelations that may cause the unravelling of each couple for better or worse.”
This feature film will screen at the largest Black Film Festival in Los Angeles this February. The Pan African Film Festival begins on the 6th February to the 19th.
Kambili Ofili, a first-time filmmaker was born in Lagos and raised in the UK. She channels her passion, diverse life experiences, and commitment to truth in her work, and this film is particularly representative of her style and storytelling talent.
Kambili also appears in the film as Ara, one of the lead characters.
Shaping Us screening at The PAFF, a Black film and arts festival focused on platforming Black history, cultures, and art, is a nod to the relevance and reach of African stories outside its boundaries.