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From Nigeria, to Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali via Mauritania and Morocco, Nigerian director Ike Nnaebue retraces the route he took 21 years ago to reach Europe. Treading these same migratory paths, he meets men and women who talk about their desires, dreams and fears. Although the journey might seem more organised than the first time round, there is still a significant amount of waiting and no small risk involved. NO U-TURN provides a personal perspective on migration in the modern world as well as giving a voice to the different destinies on the road to Europe.


In cooperation with: DW Akademie, Friedensbildungswerk Köln


NO U-TURN Direction: Ike Nnaebue, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 92 min


Ike Nnaebue

Ike Nnabue is a director, screenwriter and producer born in Ojoto, Nigeria in 1975. He has made several feature films that have been screened at festivals around the world, including SINK OR SWIM, which deals with the topic of illegal migration. The film won the award for Best Feature Film at the Newark International Film Festival. Ike Nnabue is actively involved in various training programmes supporting young Africans in the film industry. Ike Nnabue is also the founder and creative director of Passion8 Communications, a production company based in Lagos, Nigeria, that produces high-quality media content.