Netflix debuts Korede Azeez’s Adieu Salut
Global streaming platform Netflix is set to premiere Nigerian writer/director Korede Azeez’s latest project, Adieu Salut.
The so-called ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ short movie is set in a not-so-distant future and follows a young girl who fights for control over her own fate. It also tells the story of the plight of the people of a small Fulani village.
The project is written and directed by Azeez, who was one of six winners of the Netflix and UNESCO African Folktales Reimagined Competition that was held last year. She emerged winner and received US$25,000 plus a production budget of US$75,000 for the short film.
“The film was the product of thoughts I had held for some time, so when Netflix made the call for entries last year, it wasn’t too difficult finding the right material to form the basis of my reimagined folktale. I submitted my entry, I got the email months later, and here we are,” she said.
Adieu Salut is produced by Kenneth Gyang, founder of Cinema Kpatakpata.