Production Grant Recipient

PÜLÖ: Bloodstream of the Kirike

Director: Christina Ifubaraboye
Producers: Christina Ifubaraboye, Elisa Mereghetti (Co-Producer)
Country: Nigeria

Pülö means blood and oil in Okrika, a Delta community in Southern Nigeria. Oil is the blood of Kirike that keeps the people going. Blood is the stream of life. What happens when this stream is poisoned? The film tells the story of an environmental tragedy on Okrika Island, due to crude oil pollution and wastewater from Oil Refineries.

Christina Ifubaraboye

Christina Ifubaraboye, IMBUU‘s founder and a Hot Docs-Blue Ice 2022/23 Fellow, brings extensive expertise in media and public affairs, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Hertfordshire. Her career spans arts and communication, with notable roles at The Ben Enwonwu Foundation, Omenka magazine, and Omenka Gallery. At Evoke Communications in Lagos, she served as account manager and copywriter, creating impactful campaigns for renowned brands. Christina’s interests lie in film, popular culture, and the media’s transformative power in the digital age. She focuses on challenging misconstrued narratives in society, contributing to brand positioning and crafting timeless stories for a notable audience.