(Student Narrative) (Undergrad – SAE Creative Media Institute)
Screening Block E Grand Finale Sat Feb 24 8PM
Adele, a fourteen-year-old African girl living in Brisbane, wraps her stomach each day before school. Torn between school and home, she must fight for the right to choose and determine her own future, or face a life made for her by others.
Director/Writer: Mirene Igwabi
Producer: Grace Julia
Writer/Director Mirene Igwabi was born in Democratic Republic of Congo. At age four she experienced civil war in Congo in 1996, and her family took refuge in Uganda. In 2007, she moved to Australia where she graduated from high school and went on to university to study business. During her studies, Mirene started creating YouTube videos as a hobby, which lead her to travel around Australia hosting concerts for one of Africa’s biggest musical acts. During these tours, she discovered a love for film, so she embarked on film degree at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane. Her graduation film, Adele, has received numerous accolades, including Best Director at St Kilda Film Festival and Best Live Action Short at Sydney Film