The Burning Man

Director: Adze Ugah
Country: South Africa and Nigeria
Year: 2008
Running Time: 24 min.
Language: English and Shitswa

Adze Ugah shares his journey to reclaim the identity of the man the world has come to know as “The Burning Man” – Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave. This is not a hard-hitting exposé of the horrific burning of a man, but a gentle exploration as Adze tries to understand who Ernesto was and what poverty can do to the fragile chords of humanity.

About the Director

Adze Ugah

Biography: Adze Ugah was educated in Nigeria at the National Film Institute, Jos and graduated with a distinction in Motion Picture Production. In 2001 he wrote, produced and directed his first video feature, VIYA, which earned him a Nigerian National Film and Video Censors Board award. He later attended the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) and majored in Motion Picture Directing and Scriptwriting. He currently lives in Gauteng where he works on television dramas for South African Television.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Burning Man (2009).

Filmography:
The Burning Man (2008);
Gog’Helen (2012).