One Stop Doc Shop / Simisola Akande

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My guest this week is Simisola Akande, an award winning filmmaker that has to date created intimate and personal films that reflect her unique worldview.

Her breakthrough short Ojumo Ti Mo won the BFI’s Who We Are film competition in 2020. It also picked up Best Documentary and Film of the Year awards at the Watersprite Film Festival whilst her first short, Du Du, took home Best Experimental Film at the BFI Future Film Festival.

During the podcast we discuss the inspiration behind her films, managing the unexpected pressures that come with making personal documentaries, as well as the importance of creating spaces for people from all walks of life to share their stories.