Nigéria | 2019 | 11 min | Ficção | Livre
Direção: Olive Nwosu
Roteiro: Olive Nwosu
Fotografia: Tom L. Weir
Elenco: Edubi Ndubisi, Chidera Chidiume, Innocent Nwueke
Obi is hot, bored, and desperate for something to do. When his best friend, Emeka, gives him a packet of firecrackers, the boys decide to have some fun. But things escalate in unexpected ways, as Obi learns for the first time that actions have consequences, and there are still things he cannot understand. Set in Eastern Nigeria, Troublemaker is a coming of age story about masculinity, violence, and the effects of war on community and across generations.
About the director
Although Olive Nwosu is still a student at Columbia University in the state of New York, she's already a promising young director. Troublemaker is her fourth short film after Ivan and Maria and (The science of) Happiness em 2012 e Bunny em 2013, of wich she was also the screenwriter. Born in Nigeria, the young woman tackles with tact - in a little less than 11 minutes and on a shoestring budget of 3000 USD - a profound trauma in her country: the Biafran war. The story of an old man who became mute and his turbulent grandson related after 50 years of silence and sorrow.