White Handkerchief

Director: Tunde Kelani
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 1998
Running Time: 17 min.
Language: English and Yoruba

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Odejimi is marrying his childhood love Awero. On their wedding night, Odejimi has a white handkerchief that has to be stained by the virginal blood of Awero. When no blood is produced, the villages of the two lovers are at the brink of war.

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).

Filmography:
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).