- Oct 28, 2018
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- Jun 20, 2018
Filmed at the "Ojukwu Bunker" built by the Biafran soldiers during Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967 - 1970. Today the bunker is part of the National War Museum of Umuahia Nigeria. This film is a commentary on historical dispositions as projected by voices of some laudable African intellectuals through excerpts of their writings.
This is a 4-minute film that focuses on a person's absorption in reassembling a broken machine, taking care to clean and refit its components. In the process we are taken through an image-sound experience that references an obsessive act of repetition and affiliation to materiality.
The Parliament is a short film that gives a glimpse of the lifeworlds of immigrants in Bijlmer, a suburb in the South East of Amsterdam. This suburb is known to harbour immigrants of about 140 nationalities from all over the world. Indeed it is a microcosm of the attempts made by immigrants dealing with the incompatibilities of their adopted culture, to find solace, support and hope in each other. It is coming together to let out the steam, and to bath in bouts of nostalgia. The future is cloudy, and life is a constant struggle to fit in. Stories are lived, shredded and buried in rubbles. And identity blurs - limbo. The Parliament is a barber’s shop turned space of conviviality and impromptu conversations. This film is part of the larger body of work, "Twenty Years Away"
English: This film is a 50 minutes documentary of the 3rd edition of the Invisible Borders Trans - African Photography Road Trip Project. In November 2011, within 45 days, seven artists - photographers and writers - from Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan travelled from Lagos to Addis Ababa by road through 12,000km. They made stops at major cities of each country on their route, creating works and networking with artist and indigenes. This film offers a glimpse into the journey as experienced by the participants, from Lagos through Abuja, Jos, Maiduguri, N'Djamena, Khartoum, and Addis Ababa. Director: Emeka Okereke Contributors: Ala Kheir (Images, footages) Emmanuel Iduma (Text, footages) Emeka Okereke (text, images, footages) Goitom Habtemariam (footages) Jumoke Sanwo (Images) Kemi Akin Nibosun (Images, footage) Ray-Daniels Okeugo (Images, footages) Uche Okpa-Iroha (footages) © 2012 - Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation
This video accompanies the project “Bagamoyo - Photography and the Public Space”, an experiment which I carried out in Maputo (Mozambique) in June/July 2008. For more information about the project, please refer to the gallery. Due to the nature of the project, the outcome can only be meaningful when shown or discussed within the context for which it was made. And since this will be almost impossible especially when shown at indoor venues, it is important that it is accompanied by supplementary materials to help convey the core argument of the project. For this reason, I have made a 13-minutes documentary film which discusses the outdoor experience in such away as it creates an avenue towards a global perception of the project’s intentions. This film contains the different stages of the actualisation of the thought process right from the actual production of the images to the exhibition.