The Narrow Path

Director: Tunde Kelani
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2006
Running Time: 95 min.
Language: English and Yoruba


In the village of Orita, four girls have grown old enough to marry. Awero has made up her mind after a traditional celebration, that Odejim will be her husband. The bride price is paid and the wedding day set.The area becomes burdened with a heavy shadow of a terrible secret, bringing the villages to the brink of war. This is a moment when women, the traditional peacemakers, need their courage the most. Dedicated to women, The Narrow Path glows with the proud colors of the Yoruba country, and is a stirring example of the remarkable talents currently working in Nigerian film production.

About the Director

Tunde Kelani

Biography: Tunde Kelani holds a diploma in the Art and Technique of Filmmaking from the London International Film School. After working many years in the Nigerian film industry as a cinematographer, he founded Mainframe Film & Television Productions, a company formed to document Nigeria’s rich culture.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Dialogues with the Directors, BONETTI Mahen and REDDY Prerana (Editors), 2003, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.106)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
White Handkerchief (2004);
Saworoide [Brass Bells] (2004);
Thunderbolt: Magun (2001, 2004);
Agogo èèwò (2004, 2005);
The Campus Queen (2004);
The Narrow Path (2007);
Maami (2012).

Fopomoyo (1991 – Jimoh Aliu, Tunde Kelani);
Ti oluwa ni ile 1-3 (1993);
Ayo ni mo fe 1-2 (1994);
Kòseégbé (1995);
Ò le kù (1997);
White Handkerchief (1998);
Saworoide [Brass Bells] (1999);
Thunderbolt: Magun (2001);
Agogo èèwò (2002);
The Campus Queen (2003);
Agbako (2006);
The Narrow Path (2006);
Abeni 1-2 (2006);
Life in Slow Motion (2008);
Arugba (2010);
Maami (2010);
Dazzling Mirage (2015).