Cinema - Jitterbug by Ayo Akingbade

18 August 2023

Ayo Akingbade’s Jitterbug marks the rising London filmmaker`s thirteenth short film and continues her exploration into the city’s rapidly changing landscape. // Mae Jitterbug gan Ayo Akingbade yn nodi trydedd ffilm fer ar ddeg y gwneuthurwr ffilmiau addawol o Lundain, ac mae’n parhau â’i harchwiliad i dirwedd y ddinas sy’n prysur newid.

Join us for a drink beforehand at 18.00, screening starts 18.30. // Ymunwch â ni am ddiod ymlaen llaw am 18.00, dangosiad yn dechrau 18.30.


Set in Hackney at a time of rampant gentrification, Jitterbug offers a soulful portrait of teenagers coming of age just as their community is being torn apart by forces beyond their control. The film chronicles a day in the life of eighteen-year-old student Afeni Omolade, played by Amara Okereke, who lives with her parents and younger brother in a council block. Afeni is on the cusp of leaving home to realise her dream of studying History of Art at Cambridge University when unexpected news suddenly hits.

Jitterbug, Ayo Akingbade, Still, 2022
Jitterbug, Ayo Akingbade, Still, 2022

Join us for a drink beforehand at 18.00, screening starts 18.30. // Ymunwch â ni am ddiod ymlaen llaw am 18.00, dangosiad yn dechrau 18.30.


Set in Hackney at a time of rampant gentrification, Jitterbug offers a soulful portrait of teenagers coming of age just as their community is being torn apart by forces beyond their control. The film chronicles a day in the life of eighteen-year-old student Afeni Omolade, played by Amara Okereke, who lives with her parents and younger brother in a council block. Afeni is on the cusp of leaving home to realise her dream of studying History of Art at Cambridge University when unexpected news suddenly hits.

Ayo Akingbade’s Jitterbug marks the rising London filmmaker's thirteenth short film and continues her exploration into the city’s rapidly changing landscape.

  • Jitterbug, Ayo Akingbade, Still, 2022
  • Jitterbug, Ayo Akingbade, Still, 2022
  • Jitterbug, Ayo Akingbade, Still, 2022

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