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Newton Aduaka was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1966. At the age of four his family

sought refuge in Lagos after the Nigerian Civil War, or the Biafran War. He moved to

the UK in the mid 80s to study Engineering, but discovered cinema, graduating from

the London Film School in 1990. In 2001 he directed his debut feature film Rage. It

became the first wholly independently financed film by a black filmmaker in the history

of British cinema to be released nation-wide. His second feature film Ezra won the

Etalon d'or de Yennenga, the highest honour for an African Film Maker at the festival

of pan-African cinema, FESPACO in 2007. Ezra has appeared in numerous film

festivals and events across the world and has been awarded 28 times including 6

Grand Jury prizes and a Federation of International Film Critics (Fipresci) award. Ezra has been named as one of the most important anti-war films ever made. It was awarded the United Nation’s prize for Peace and Tolerance. One Man's Show is his third feature film. Newton Aduaka currently lives in Paris.





On the Edge (1998) short
Rage (2001) feature
Funeral (2002) short
Aïcha (2004) short
Sale nègre (2004) short

Bon Voyage (2004) short

L'Expert (2004) short

Ezra (2007) feature (2010)
Essie (2010)
One Man’s Show (2013) feature

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