Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Tales of the Browbeaten

Experimental Film Nigeria 2022
By Sebastian Ukwa
A child prostitute and a child labourer wrestles with the attending consequences of their state of life in two tales of abuse, poverty and emancipation.

This film will be screened as part of our short film competition on Monday 16 October at 7.30pm and Wednesday 18 October at 6pm.


Film Info


Tales of the Browbeaten
Original title
Tales of the Browbeaten
Experimental Film
Release Date
  • Nigeria
Spoken language
  • English
  • English
25 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour


  • Sebastian Ukwa
  • Writer
  • Ojoi Igajah
  • Sebastian Ukwa
  • Producers
  • Onyekachi Ukwa
  • Crew
  • Sebastian Ukwa (Cinematographer)
  • Sebastian Ukwa (Editor)
  • Godas Asuquo (Sound)
  • Lugard Peters (Sound)
  • Cast

  • Ann Odey (Leading Actress - Asari)
  • Jimmy Asako (Leading Actor - Ete Ene)
  • Omega Okon Bassey (Leading Actor - Offiong)
  • Nkese Amar-Ignis Offiong (Leading Actress - Mma Awan)
  • Director

    • Sebastian Ukwa

      Sebastian Ukwa is an award-winning film and documentary director, cinematographer, editor, colourist and festival curator, with nearly 5 years of experience as a filmmaker. He is skilled in many facets of filmmaking and keen on telling real stories that reflects real human situations. He is the founder of Breadfruit Studios a Nigerian based film and documentary production studio with apt focus on storytelling and colour grading and a track record of excellence in film, documentary and media productions. He has produced and directed some of the most outstanding multi-award-winning short movies and documentaries, including “Tales of The Browbeaten”, which earned him awards for Best Short Film at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF), Uyo International Theatre and Film Festival (UTAFF) among others. He is the founder and festival director of Fountain International Film Festival, a not-for-profit film festival that showcases and celebrate films which preach the Gospel of Christ.

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