One Small Step

Director: Remi Vaughan-Richards
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2010
Running Time: 45 min
Language: English

Local hairdresser, Grace Fidelis, takes a stand against the corrupt local councilman in a small town in Nigeria to save her community from a health disaster. No-one is bothered by the overflowing refuse on the streets. Not even when there is an outbreak of cholera from the contaminated water does her community take action, since they feel there is nothing they can do. Grace almost loses her son to cholera and decides to take action, but no-one in the community will support her. They are too scared of the local councilman until young Tola loses her newborn child.

About the Director

Remi Vaughan-Richards

remi_vaughan_richardsBiography: Remi is vibrant and versatile director covering commercials, documentary and drama. She has recently directed an award winning docu-drama, One Small Step featured in the New York African Film Festival and went on tour in the USA; Scent of the Streets, a documentary on Area Girls for BBC News as well as the groundbreaking 52 part TV Drama Wetin Dey for BBC World Service Trust in Nigeria. Her career began in 1990 in the Art Department working on films such as Judge Dredd (1995) , and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999). In 1995, she became a respected storyboard artist, visualizing the action, camera and mood for her clients such as the BBC and 51st State (2001). Since 2000, her skills and experience have added an extra dimension to her work as a director. Remi’s mission is to create a slate of cutting edge feature films and documentaries that will focus a sharp lens onto contemporary Africa.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
One Small Step (2010);
Faaji Agba (2016).

Filmography:
Get the Picture (2004);
One Small Step (2010);
Faaji Agba (2015).