An 8-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos.

Director Biography

Akinola Davies Jr is a moving image director currently based out of London. His work spans nations, continents and speaks to a broader, global audience, one not obsessed by borders and nationhood. London-based artist Akinola Davies' is many things – radio host, DJ, club night co-founder, but predominantly known as a filmmaker, with a focus on the social and political. In 2017, he created an homage to his Nigerian heritage for Kenzo alongside photographer Ruth Ossai and stylist Ibrahim Kamara, titled Gidi Gidi Bu Ugwu Ze, (“Unity is Strength”). With its beautiful, kaleidoscopic use of colour, the film spotlighted the liberated essence of Nigerian Igbo youth culture, following a beauty pageant celebrating traditional Nigerian customs. Previously, he started up the Nigerian Lives Matter movement, which went on to gain the support of Skepta.


Akinola Davies


United Kingdom








18 min.

A History of Violence

Saturday, 4 September 20:15 - 21:36 / Kijkhuis 1
81 min.

Also in this session

1. Weekend
Ario Motevaghe, 7 min.
2. Cause of Death
Jyoti Mistry, 19 min.
3. Lizard
Akinola Davies, 18 min.
4. Canary
Risto-Pekka Blom, 7 min.
5. Horacio
Caroline Cherrier, 10 min.
6. The Last Ferry From Grass Island
Linhan Zhang, 14 min.