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Crowd funding campaign for ‘My Father Built The World’ goes live!



Crowd funding campaign for 'My Father Built The World' goes live!

My Father Built The World is a film reimagining the moment the British Black Panthers were conceived in Brixton of 1968 from the perspective of lifelong civil right activist, David Udo and his daughter Idara Udo.

The crowd funding campaign is live on

The film finds Obi Egbuna (creator of the British Black Panthers, as well as a successful playwright) dwelling on the death of Martin Luther King, announced the same month the Panthers were created. When David enters, bewildered, processing the news himself an idea comes to life… Either side of this meeting between two close friends in the late summer of 1968, is punctuated by voice-over and footage of Idara Udo looking at us, narrating the context of her father’s past and future on either side of the film’s events.

This is personal. David’s story was unknown to me until Idara gave me one of his books with audio between her and David, as well as taking me to the Black British Archives in Brixton where she proudly pointed out images of him. Through research I learnt more about Black History than I ever learnt in school, and this was all David’s real life. Black people in the UK don’t get educated like this, and education was David’s number one passion. He himself wasn’t educated about slavery growing up in colonial Nigeria. As a young half-Nigerian person myself, who attended boarding school, there are many parallels between myself and David. I understand his plight on a deep human level, life in the UK, Idara’sin an LGBT sense and has the experience of Nigeria ingrained in his bones.” ~ Writer/director, Levi Eddie Aluede


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