Sophie + Afùwàpẹ́

CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH? The online release of Sophie is a fact! Last November we had a pre-screening at LantarenVenster, Rotterdam (NL) for the Lions Film Award 2022 and we’ve officially premiered at the 2022 Lagos Book and Art Festival (NG). This April philosopher Renate Schepen and I will present a special program starring Sophie Oluwole through film (in Dutch) at the Night of philosophy 2023 in Amsterdam. And a host of academic events will follow this year.
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Have you ever heard of Ọ̀rúnmìlà?

 Trailer for upcoming short documentary “Sophie” on philosopher Sophie Bọ́sẹ̀dé Olúwọlé (1935 – 2018).


Directed, filmed and edited by Juul van der Laan
Music by Kit Wilmans Fegradoe

Shot in the Netherlands and Nigeria.

Realised with support from VEVAM x OCW and Gemeente Rotterdam

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This is the trailer to (short) prologue film “Afùwàpẹ́“.
In a dream-like state traditional Yoruba myths enter and mix into Afùwàpẹ́’s memory.
Because “Who are you?” philosopher Sophie Bọ́sẹ̀dé Olúwọlé asks.


Director/writer/editor Juul van der Laan
D.O.P. Joris Bulstra
Composer Kit Wilmans Fegradoe

Juersson Hermanus, Sayo Cadmus,
David Janse, Aron Droop,
Babaode E. Adebisi
and Sophie Bọ́sẹ̀dé Olúwọlé

Realised with support from NL Film Fund

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