Jideowon’s “Awaiting Trial” gets double recognition from AFRIFF
In official communication from the festival this week, Awaiting Trial was announced both as an Official Selection and Nominee.
Directed by Chude Jideonwo, with post-production handled by AMA Psalmist Visuals and music from Timi Dakolo and Ego Ogbaro, the film features singer cum actor Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz; skit maker, Adebowale Adedayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni, and activist Rinu Oduala among others.
Announcing the recognition via an Instagram post, Jideonwo said: “Over the next 24 months, you will be seeing a slate of factual and unscripted content from our studio – docuseries, docudramas, biopics, reality soaps, stand-up, true crime – that tell the stories of our common humanity in a way that connects deeply with audiences in and from Africa.”
“There are so many unexplored stories, every day in the news headlines, that tell us something meaningful about who we are and how we got here. But as we struggle to survive, we don’t go beyond the headlines, and we don’t find deeper truths. We will tell those stories,” he added.