“Ugwumpiti” (20 minutes) is the story of a young boy, Maurice Nwokeji, who survived hunger and bombs in the Biafran war in Nigeria with his younger brother. “Ugwumpiti” is the name that the children made up to describe the one meal of day provided by the Red Cross and that saved their lives. Eventually Maurice’s parents, who were in London during the war, tracked down the boys and brought them to London. “Ugwumpiti” was nominated as the AHRC BAFTA Research Film of the Year in 2017.

The film’s soundtrack is entirely music by Maurice and his group One Jah.


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