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Lagos at Large
IDFA 2019

Lagos at Large

Jumoke Sanwo
Nigeria, South Africa
2019
11 min
World Premiere
Festival history

A poetic essay and an uneasy love story, Lagos at Large is a tribute to the largest city of Nigeria by poet Njideka, a daughter of the diaspora living in Austria. The short film is a lyrical collage told in short segments, as we plot a course through the noise and urban chaos, made pressing and real in VR.

Navigating through different city spaces, marketplaces, public monuments, sites of leisure, mass transit, and crowds and cars passing through busy city arteries, the artist asks shrewd, unflinching questions of her surroundings. With a manner both playful and acerbic, between spoken word and memoir, the narration unfolds difficult questions of class division, international development, economic policy and the differences between those who return to the country from abroad and the people who never left. The piece is a tour through the imaginary as well as the material space of Lagos, blending autobiographical and critical engagement.

Lagos at Large is supported by Electric South, imisi3D and IDFA DocLab.

Credits
Director
Production
    Caitlin Robinson
    Caitlin Robinson
Executive producer
Developer
    Isiaq Gbadamosi
    Isiaq Gbadamosi
Animation
    Sebastian Lörscher
    Sebastian Lörscher
Editing
    Joey Ekunwe,
    Olayeni Balogun
    Joey Ekunwe,
    Olayeni Balogun
Sound
    Osarumen Osamuyi,
    Isiaq Gbadamosi
    Osarumen Osamuyi,
    Isiaq Gbadamosi
Sound Design
    Osarumen Osamuyi,
    Joey Ekunwe
    Osarumen Osamuyi,
    Joey Ekunwe
Cinematography
    Joey Ekunwe
    Joey Ekunwe
Co-production
    Electric South ,
    Imisi 3D
    Electric South ,
    Imisi 3D
Music
    Osarumen Osamuyi
    Osarumen Osamuyi
World Sales
    Imisi 3D,
    Electric South
    Imisi 3D,
    Electric South
Narrator
    Njideka Iroh,
    Pelumi Lawal
    Njideka Iroh,
    Pelumi Lawal
Film Research
    Adeboye Martins
    Adeboye Martins

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