Funmi Iyanda adapts Jude Dibia’s “Walking with Shadows” to film
Multi hyphenate, Funmi Iyanda has announced that her film adaptation of Jude Dibia’s ground breaking novel, Walking with Shadows will make its premiere in London during the BFI Film Festival which runs from October 2 – 13, 2019.
Iyanda made the announcement via a tweet:
I’m pleased to announce the @BFI London Film Festival world
premiere of Walking With Shadows, an adaptation of @JudeDibia ’s award-winning
novel. This is the first in a slate of films my team and l will be making
Iyanda an award winning documentary maker and tv host says she is making the
switch to feature films because she was “tragedy fatigued”.
“I left news and current affairs
because I was tragedy fatigued and could see the trauma-denying, post-shock
culture emerging in Nigeria. My purpose for being a journalist was to use media
as to provide information and knowledge for building better societies… As
information and knowledge became more and more manipulated, l decided to move
on to contributing to perspective and understanding especially around the
complexities of human darkness using long form stories, art and culture as a
means of investigating how we organise society.”