It’s Snowing In Lagos: A filmmaker to filmmaker conversation

Still from Appreciation (Directed by Tomisin Adepeju)

As part of the BFI Southbank’s No Direct Flight season, two of the programme’s leading, cross-continental filmmaking voices – Tomisin Adepeju and Mike Omonua – sat down for a chat. 

The two were brought together for the BFI’s latest film season, No Direct Flight (NDF); not in real life, but in the digital realm via Skype. It’s a fitting connection, given the premise of the season to explore black aesthetics as the internet turns 30. At a time when movement within the African continent – and for Africans globally – couldn’t be more complex, the playful visual presentation of the season also hints at something a little deeper.  

Their conversation was captured by NDF co-programmer Tega Okiti, as part of an editorial partnership between NDF and People’s Stories Project.