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Being Present: Spotlight on Martins Madumere

May 13, 2023 | 4:30 pm5:30 pm


Presented by AFX – Animation Festival of Halifax

Saturday, May 13th @ 4:30pm

Location: Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer St)

Duration: 60 mins


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Multidisciplinary artist Martins Madumere practises animation as he practises life – with an inspiring balance of self-discipline and openness. In this artist spotlight, we will see Martins’s animated short films; we will hear about his journey as a self-taught animator and his cultural experiences in his native Nigeria and current home of Epekwitk (colonially known as Prince Edward Island); and we will learn how he flourishes in a full life of visual arts, writing, study, athletics, and community. This event is the world premiere of his new animated short, Being Present, which was commissioned by the Animation Festival of Halifax in Kjipuktuk for the BIPOC Animator Film Commission and Mentoring Program. This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

The screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A between Martins Madumere and Sobaz Benjamin.


May 13, 2023
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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