Interviews AfrikaFilm Festival 2023 - Emeka Amakeze about MAMI WATA

The seaside village of Iyi maintains spiritual harmony with the West African mermaid goddess MAMI WATA. But one day, the healing powers of Mama Efe, the mediator between the villagers and the goddess, failed to save the life of a child. Could modern medicine have saved the child? Jabi, a resident of the region, then questions the existing matriarchal spiritual order. The balance of this small island is threatened. The daughter and foster child of Mama Efe, Zinwe and Prisca, fight to preserve the traditional beliefs. In this feature film, director C.J. "Fiery" Obasi halts time, staging a modern black-and-white fable.