An interesting take on the “white man in Africa” tale, Pastor Paul relates the story of Benjamin (Bartkowski), a tourist who becomes possessed by a ghost after being cast as one in a Nollywood film. Framed as a Chaplin-esque fool, Benjamin wanders around cities and villages seeking the mathematical secrets behind African drumming, only to have his project disturbed when his body becomes a vessel for the spirit of a colonial-era white missionary. Suddenly he’s prone to uncontrollable utterances and tongue-speaking bible quotes—words of his Nollywood character’s namesake, Pastor Paul. Co-presented with NollywoodNYC.

Screening with:

Clarence Peters, Nigeria, 2015, 26m
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