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We need new names

Onyeka Igwe

Country
United Kingdom
Year
2015
Screening format
16 mm and digital
Duration
14'

Synopsis

There is violence in the denomination. There is security in naming. There is a sense of familiarity in naming.We Need New Names is a video essay that examines how a diasporic identity is formed and performed through the intrinsic contradictions of an ethnographic reading of a traditional Igbo funeral. The film combines fiction and archive to explore the familiar, identity, blackness and cultural memory.