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Patterns Collective | A beautiful struggle: screening and discussion

Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm CT

The event by Patterns Collective is co-presented by Plug In ICA and the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH).

Link to livestream

Patterns Collective is happy to present in collaboration with Plug In ICA Prairie Art Book Fair “A beautiful struggle” by Dafe Oboro.

A beautiful struggle is a fashionable portrait following a small-town man’s pursuit of stardom against a vibrant, psychedelic backdrop of Lagos city where music is his passion. Written/Produced/Directed by Dafe Oboro in collaboration with Vlisco&co. Featuring fashion designs by Papa Oyeyemi and Abiola Olusola.”

Join Patterns Collective on September 13th to be in conversation with Dafe as they discuss & get to know the ideas behind the film, the filmmaker himself and the cinematography of the film.

A beautiful struggle will be screened as part of the online event.

Patterns Collective was initially founded on the idea of curating performances via virtual platforms, our goal is to bring communities together and also connect artists from far and near, by breaking the barrier of location. Patterns Collective is composed of Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, Shaneela Boodoo, and Mahlet Cuff.

Dafe Oboro is a filmmaker, photographer, producer and casting director based in Lagos, Nigeria.


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We offer our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op for their generous support of our 2020 book fair. Thank You!

This event is made possible with support from the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH).

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information about the Prairie Art Book Fair, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at or Luther Konadu at

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