MAKOKO: FUTURES AFLOAT
In the heart of Nigeria’s fastest growing city, Lagos, two worlds constantly live out the irony of economic realities. Divided by the popular Third Mainland Bridge, the bustling economic part of the city stands adjacent to Makoko – a sprawling fishing community, floating on the waste of the city. Neglected by the government, Makoko strives for a place in the fortune and future of the city on the efforts of individuals who lend themselves to educating young children who otherwise would not have had any opportunity for formal education. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, Makoko: Futures Afloat is a visually dramatic journey into a world beneath the poverty line and the struggle for a better tomorrow for the children of Makoko.
February 28, 2020