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Christina Ifubaraboye’s Documentary “Pulo: Blood of the Kirike” Selected for Impact Lab 2024

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Christina Ifubaraboye’s documentary, “Pulo: Blood of the Kirike,” has been chosen for Impact Lab 2024, an initiative by the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH). This prestigious selection places “Pulo” among 16 projects from 65 countries across five continents, ahead of its debut at the Geneva International Film Festival later this year.

Directed by Christina Ifubaraboye, “Pulo” delves into the story of the Kirike people of Okrika Island in Rivers State, Nigeria, and their struggle with pollution stemming from oil extraction since the 1950s. The documentary highlights the profound impact of pollution on the human rights, heritage, and spiritual life of the Kirike community.

Currently in post-production, “Pulo” is produced by Ufuoma Ogagarue from Nigeria and Elisa Mereghetti from Italy, with production by IMBUU Media (Nigeria). The film is expected to complete production by June 2024, with a planned festival debut in late 2024 or early 2025.

In 2023, Christina Ifubaraboye was one of the recipients of funding from the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund. This fund supports African documentary filmmakers in telling their stories and contributing to the next generation of local documentary talents.

Stay tuned for more updates on “Pulo: Blood of the Kirike” and Christina Ifubaraboye’s impactful work in the world of documentaries.

February 16, 2024

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