LAGOS: The Line-Up
Dir. Folasaking Iwajomo
Nigeria. 2013. 13min. Colour. English, Pidgin, Yoruba with English subtitles.
Ten men in a taxi, strangers to each other, head to an unusual line-up, where they must strip and subject themselves to blindfolds and inspection by a mysterious woman and her charge. Only seven can go home with a big monetary reward. For those left behind, the attrition continues. But what is the price of being chosen? Iwajomo’s spooky, disturbing film confronts the perils of the poverty trap and the abuse of the desperate, in an allegory of the exploited.
Screening with Onye Ozi (The Messenger)
Sat 8 Nov| 20:30| Ritzy Brixton
Screening as part of African Metropolis, a selection of shorts about life in four major African cities, executive produced by Steven Markovitz