“Mark of Uru” an animated web series that incorporates Igbo tradition in its plot is now available in full online. Directed by Obinna Owuekwe, the animation was awarded the World Summit Award in the e-culture and heritage category.
Here is the animation’s description as described by the World Summit Award organizers:
Mark of Uru is an exciting web-based animation from Nigeria. Developed to fill the void of authentic African animation, the series combines digital expertise with local folk story, imagery and culture. Azuka is a girl born with a birthmark identical to the tattoo of the sinister sorceress Uru, who was banished from her village long past. Tales of agony and doom are woven around Uru and everything associated with her. Despite the efforts of Azuka’s mother’s to conceal the birthmark, it is eventually discovered, and the annihilation of the child becomes imminent, in order to protect the village dwellers from the curse of Uru. The intervention of a fallen elemental being, Isi-Agu, and his apprentice Etido, forestalls Azuka’s execution, and she is taken to a sacred mountain out of the reach of her family, friends and foes. She embarks on a gruelling journey through treacherous terrains to unravel the mystery behind her bizarre birthmark.
We had earlier made a post about the animation here.
Watch the full animation below.
Genre: Animation | Family
Award winning animation – Mark of Uru
Director: Obinna Onwuekwe
Producer: Segun Williams
Starring: Angela Ukoh, Patience Njoku, Obinna Onwuekwe, Cyprian Sylvester, Yvonne Ukoh, Sydney Ighedosa, Nsibibe Inana
Running Time: 1hr 05mins
Copyright: Trans◇Tales Entertainment
“Mark of Uru” – Full Movie