Film: Break Fruit by Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi perfectly captures the complicity of loved lost in her futuristic and apocalyptic short film, Break Fruit.

Emezi is an Igbo/Tamil writer and video artist. Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Emezi holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University.
Synopsis of Break Fruit
In a city with unbreathable air, a young woman pays a farewell visit to her older lover, a widower who became agoraphobic after his wife’s death. Both immigrants, they argue over her impending return to Nigeria from their place in diaspora, charting an emotional path together through fear, loss, and a thirst for freedom, all marked by an underlying secret.

It’s a story of exile, homecoming, what gets left behind, and the truths that change everything.

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