This month, we'll be screening documentaries back-to-back! Make it a date with us on February 14 for our double bill screening of TROUBLE SLEEP and WE ARE TIRED.
Stay with us this Oscars season for the Nigerian Premiere of THE LETTER, an engrossing documentary and Kenya's official selection for the Academy Awards. You don't want to miss it! All our screenings are in compliance with social distancing guidelines.
In close collaboration with Alliance Française de Lagos, we are proud to present TROUBLE SLEEP (Alain Kassanda, France/DR Congo). The screening will commence with WE ARE TIRED (Tobi Akinde; Documentary, 6 min., 2020).
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Time: 4.30pm (screening starts at 5.00 prompt)
Venue: Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. (Limited seats available due to physical distancing guidelines.)
Free Entry! (Face mask is mandatory.)
About the film An unemployed graduate like many young Nigerians, Fred is a trained engineer in his thirties when he starts a new job as a taxi driver on the streets of Ibadan. Akin, in the same situation, is on the other side of the urban chessboard: he taxes the commercial vehicles criss-crossing the cluttered and populated asphalt of the country’s third-largest city. Alain Kassanda brings along his camera to accompany Fred during his initiation into the traps and tricks, ruses and rules of survival on the road. (France/Nigeria; 41 min, 2019. Documentary)Read moreFor up-to-date information on the screening, guest management and safety guidelines, keep in touch with us on Facebook, TwitterandInstagramor send us an email: email@example.com
Watch the trailer for TROUBLE SLEEP
February 28: THE LETTER (Nigerian Premiere)
Weare pleased to invite you to the Nigerian premiere of THE LETTER,a brilliant and thoughtful documentary by Maia Lekow and Christopher King.
Venue: Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Free Entry! (Face mask is mandatory; limited seats due to physical distancing guidelines.) This screening is organised thanks to the filmmakers Maia Lekow and Christopher King, and Chioma Onyenwe for facilitating the introduction.
About the film
Filmed with a gentle pace and incredible closeness, The Letter is an intimate family portrait that reveals an indestructible female power. Karisa’s city-life is interrupted when his Grandma back home is called a witch on Facebook. Returning to his rural village to investigate, he finds a frenzied mixture of consumerism and Christianity is turning hundreds of families against their elders, branding them as witches as a means to steal their ancestral land. (Kenya, 81mins; 2019. Documentary).Read more.For up-to-date information on the screening, guest management and safety guidelines, keep in touch with us on Facebook, TwitterandInstagramor send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org