On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Alliance Française du Bengale and Docedge Kolkata cordially invite you to join the screening of the Documentary ‘NO U-TURN’ by Ike Nnaebue followed by a discussion with Christilla Huillard-Kann, CEO and Producer of Elda Production (France) on 8th March 2024, from 6:30 pm onwards at Alliance Française du Bengale.


DIRECTOR- Ike Nnaebue

DURATION-93 minutes


As a young man, director Ike Nnaebue left Nigeria intending to take the route via Benin, Mali, and Mauritania to Morocco – but he was forced to turn back earlier, and never made it to Europe. In his first documentary, No U-Turn, he retraces the life-changing journey he made over 20 years ago. Along the way, he meets those who are taking the same trip and, through conversations with them, tries to understand what motivates young people today to expose themselves to the dangers of a passage into an uncertain future. Most are aware of the dangers of traveling undocumented by road, yet more and more are joining the ranks of those who take this risk. Overlaid with a powerful poetic commentary and insight into the long-reaching impact of a colonial past, this self-reflective travelogue unpacks the deep longing of an entire generation in search of opportunities.

Christilla Huillard-Kann | Delegate Producer | Elda Productions | France

Christilla Huillard-Kann, CEO and producer at Elda Productions (France) produces and co-produces films for the French, European and international market. Prior to this, she was a journalist for the major French Public Radio Channel, a producer at Lagardère
Group, a commissioning editor at ARTE FRANCE and Deputy Director of Digital at Radio France.
She recently produced NO U-TURN by Ike Nnaebue (Berlinale 2022 special mention, Best African feature film – GenerationAfrica) and Until I Fly by Kanishka Sonthalia and Siddesh Shetty.
She holds an M. Philo in Demographics and Econometrics at SciencesPo and an MSc in Economics. She is a member of the audiovisual commission of the CNC and does mentoring in different documentary workshops.