The Deliverance of Comfort

Director: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2010
Running Time: 8 min
Language: English

he Deliverance of Comfort, Zina Saro Wiwa, Nigeria, 2010, 8 min

A short satirical fable about a child witch called Comfort. The film is a critical and densely-layered response to the belief in child witches in some parts of rural Nigeria and Africa and it questions the complex relationship between pre-Christian pagan belief and modern day Nigerian Christianity.

About the Director

Zina Saro-Wiwa

Zina-colourBiography: Zina Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1976, the daughter of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the late Nigerian activist. She was raised in Surrey, England, and attended Bristol University. Zina has worked for the BBC as a presenter and programme-maker and has written for a number of broadsheets and magazines in London including the Sunday Times and Marie Claire Magazine. Her first film, Bossa: The New Wave, was about the modern Bossa Nova music movement.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
Hello, Nigeria! (2004, 2009);
This Is My Africa (2008, 2009);
Phyllis (2011);
The Deliverance of Comfort (2011).

Bossa: The New Wave (2002)
Hello, Nigeria! (2004);
This Is My Africa (2008);
Phyllis (2010);
The Deliverance of Comfort (2011);
Transition (2012).