Binge Watching
June 6, 2020 3:52 PM   Subscribe

"Binge Watching" is a sci-fi short film by Nigerian-British filmmaker Nosa Igbinedion which was recently screened on DUST (previously). "In the near future, a woman comes across a VR film where she will experience a tense encounter with a pair of policemen… through the eyes of a black man." (possible trigger warning as it depicts an assault from the victim's POV.)

Nosa Igbinedion was assaulted by 3 police officers over a decade ago. He wrote the script for "Binge Watching" 2 years ago and shot the film a year ago.

Another one of his short films was also recently shown on DUST: "U ME I"

As a filmmaker, his interests include Afro-futurism, spirituality and politics. He also created a fantasy series in a superhero universe based on ancient African deities: Yemoja: Rise of the Orisha. The first three episodes are on his Youtube channel.
posted by homunculus (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Thanks hom. I appreciate you sharing this.
posted by LoopyG at 5:53 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


That was really well done and goes straight to the point about white consumption of black suffering as an occasional diversion. Thanks for posting.
posted by gusottertrout at 7:13 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Yes! Thank you. I didn't know of Igbenedion and you've made a fan of me.
posted by lauranesson at 11:27 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]


You're all quite welcome.

Oops, I meant to make his name below the fold a link to his website. Here it is: Nosa Igbinedion, Writer/ Director.
posted by homunculus at 4:04 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]


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