Open City Documentary Festival

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Coconut Head Generation

[1] Director Alain Kassanda, [2] Year 2023, [3] Country France, Nigeria, [4] Duration 89, [5] Format digital, [6] Audio English, Yoruba, French spoken, English subtitles,

Once a week, students from the University of Ibadan meet to watch, reflect, and discuss films. The film club has become a safe space to screen works centred around intersectionality, feminism, and politics from directors like Med Hondo to John Akomfrah, whilst leaving space for spirited debates and critical thinking. This youthful collective refutes the expression that the younger generation can be imperceptive and idle through using the means of film to position themselves as an organised union to protest and challenge Nigeria’s complicated politics. 

This observational documentary transitions from the safety of a small lecture hall to the streets in the height of the #EndSARS movement – a series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Filmmaker Alain Kassanda makes an argument for young Nigerians’ determination to fight for their country and freedom of thought. 

In collaboration with Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Followed by a conversation between Alain Kassanda & Abiba Coulibaly. 

This film will screen with descriptive subtitles.