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FLIGHT OF THE SWAN

Directed by Ngozi Onwurah
United Kingdom, 1992
Short

Synopsis

A young girl leaves her Nigerian village to attend a ballet school in England. Fascinated by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, she dreams of performing as lead ballerina Princess Odette, but the girls in her close-minded ballet school mock her ideas of a ‘black swan’.

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Synopsis

A young girl leaves her Nigerian village to attend a ballet school in England. Fascinated by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, she dreams of performing as lead ballerina Princess Odette, but the girls in her close-minded ballet school mock her ideas of a ‘black swan’.

Flight of the SwanDirected byNgozi Onwurah

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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
1993
Chicago International Film Festival
1992 | Winner: Gold Hugo

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