Meet the Scientist Witches from the Short Film Adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s “Hello, Moto”

Nnedi Okorafor Hello, Moto adaptation Hello, Rain cast witches Afrofuturism Fiery Film

We were three women. Three friends. We had goals, hopes and dreams. We had careers. Two of us had boyfriends. We owned houses. We all had love. Then I made these… wigs. I gave them to my two friends. The three of us put them on. The wigs were supposed to make things better. But something went wrong. Like the nation we were trying to improve, we became backward. Instead of giving, we took.

Nigerian production company Fiery Film has released the first image from Hello, Rain, its short film adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Afrofuturist short story (from which the above selection is taken) “Hello, Moto.”

Keira Hewatch (center) plays scientist and witch Rain, who hopes that her inventions, wigs that allow their wearers to wield influence and power, will help battle corruption. Instead, she watches her friends Coco (Ogee Nelson, left) and Philo (Tunde Aladese, right) themselves become ...