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Once an Old Lady Sat On My Chest

A magical realism short about a young Nigerian-British woman who's forced to deal with her identity crises when a mysterious old lady squats on her chest.

Drama 2018 14 mins Not rated



Uju struggles to find a decent job. As her situation gets worse, she decides to take the drastic step of changing her ethnic name to an English one, hoping this will improve her chances. But on the night of her name change, she is haunted by a curious old woman who squats down heavily on her chest and whose presence forces her to question the significance of her name and her identity.