The Mirror Boy

A young boy in a lime green shirt rides his bike down a city street.
scene from the film MIRROR BOY

After getting himself into trouble, a 12-year-old boy named Tijan moves with his mother from London back to her home country of Gambia. Once there, he encounters a mystical apparition in a nearby forest and embarks on a remarkable journey of self-discovery that reveals long-kept secrets about the father he has never met. 

Written and directed by Obi Emelonye, and starring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme and Edward Kagutuzi, The Mirror Boy was nominated for three African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) and is celebrated for putting Nollywood cinema on the map through its record-breaking success in British cinemas.

This film is presented as part of Voices & Visions in Black Media: Centering New Directions in Nollywood, which is curated by Rejoice Abutsa, a doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

The program is organized by Samantha N. Sheppard, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and generously supported by the Department of Performing and Media Arts.