Two or More
Sunday, Nov 20, 2022
Shorts Program 4
Somto, a precocious ten-year old girl, is grappling with the recent death of her mother and her growing disbelief in prayer. Spending the day at her grandmother’s, Somto confides in her aunt, whose answer does little to console her.
Later, when asked to pray for her ailing grandmother, Somto is at a loss. She is eventually tasked with finding another way to communicate with God from the person she least expected: her religious grandmother.
STUART Cinema & Café
About the Filmmaker
Ifeyinwa Arinze is a neuroscientist-turned-filmmaker from Nigeria and is currently based in New York City. Her work draws inspiration from human behavior and prioritizes intimate portrayals of Black women and girls that are grounded in generosity and care. Her short film, Two or More, premiered at the 2022 New York African Film Festival and screened at the 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Ifeyinwa is a 2022 recipient of The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, a 2021 BAFTA New York Scholar, and the inaugural recipient of the 2021 Hayden5 x Video Consortium Gear Grant. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and is currently an MFA candidate in the Graduate Film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.