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Nigeria’s Francesca Tilley-Gyado Shortlisted For Cannes’s “Short Film” Competition

A short film by Nigerian  filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado will be shown at the prestigious Short Film Corner at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019

Francesca Tilley- Gyado’s participation is of great national importance to Nigeria, and shows the successful emergence of Nigeria on the world stage especially for young black storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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The film follows the story of a revolutionary, Nikhil Alvarez and his daughter, Salome who take the audience on a painful moment as they relive haunting memories during the times of the ”Dirty War’ (The Process of National Reorganization) of Argentina’s military dictatorship.

Telling the tale from the Nigerian-born’s years in South America, her film explores reconciliation forgiveness, wars, relationship and time.

‘The Years The Locust Ate’ will be screened on May 23 at 1 pm at Palais H at the Festival.

‘The Years The Locust Ate’ is supported by The Guardian and Guardian Life.

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