Newton Aduaka

Filmmaker (Nigeria)

| Utne Reader September / October 2007


Aduaka moved to England in 1985 and studied at the London Inter-national Film School. In 1997 he set up Granite FilmWorks with Maria Elena L'Abbate to produce uncompromising cutting-edge films. His debut feature, Rage (1999), was the first independent film by a black filmmaker to be released nationally in Britain, and it won many festival prizes. Aduaka has directed commercials and several short films. Funeral (2002) was commissioned for the Cannes Film Festival, and the short film Aicha (2004) demonstrates his poetic and visual storytelling skills.

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