Memory Also Die
Didi Cheeka, born in 1971 in the eastern Nigerian state of Anambra, is an off-Nollywood filmmaker and critic. He is the editor of Lagos Film Review, co-founder and curator of Lagos Film Society – an alternative cinema center dedicated to the founding of Nigeria’s first arthouse cinema –, and artistic director of Decasia – 1st Berlin-Lagos Archival Film Festival. His ongoing projects are the documentary War on Memory: The Forgotten History of Nigeria’s Post-War Cinema and the fiction feature In Silence & In Tears. Cheeka is currently engaged in digitizing Nigeria’s rediscovered national audiovisual archives. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents and mostly lives and works in Lagos.
2005 Daughters of the Veil; 27 min. 2007 Lonely is the Night; 75 min. 2010 Bloodstones; 20 min. 2011 Lilies of the Ghetto; with Ubaka Joseph Ugochukwu, 84 min. 2019 Bloodstones (Redux); 80 min. 2020 Memory Also Die; 6 min.
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020