No U-Turn

Dir. Ike Nnaebue, 2022, 92 min


Willy Wilson @ Ragtag Fri, Mar 4 1:30 PM
Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note Sat, Mar 5 3:30 PM
Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note Sun, Mar 6 12:00 PM
Film Info
Original Language:English
& Nigerian Pidgin


Celebrated Nigerian director Ike Nnaebue turns his hand to nonfiction for the first time in this personal and poetic travelogue. Nnaebue revisits the journey he took with his friends 21 years ago from Nigeria—via Benin, Mali, and Mauritania—to Morocco in the hopes of eventually reaching Europe. His journey was cut short when he was faced with the reality of the crossing, and instead he returned to Nigeria to study filmmaking, changing the course of his life forever. As he retraces his route, he joins a new generation of young people in motion, curious to learn what migration means to them today. With a sensitive approach that never crosses into voyeurism, he speaks with the travelers about their dreams and hardships, crafting a collective portrait of a generation in search of a brighter future. (CT)