Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker Joel Kachi Benson’s VR documentary shows how one person with a vision can transform a whole community by means of education.
Joel Kachi Benson & Tal Michael Haring
Nigeria 2021. 12min
English and Egun
Where to watch
6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street
6 to 17 October, virtually at The Expanse, available for free internationally
‘No person shall be denied the right to education.’ This privilege has been declared a human right by the United Nations, but has still not become a reality for many around the world. For the children of Makoko, a floating slum on the outskirts of Lagos, education is barely a presence in their lives. They are simply raised to help their parents and schooling is often perceived as a threat to the community’s traditions. But Noah Shemede, a committed education worker, follows his dream and sets up a floating primary school with the mission to change his community through education. In focusing on Shemede’s work, Venice Lion winner (Daughters of Chibok, 2019) Benson tackles one of the most pressing matters of our time through the prism of cutting-edge technology.
Age recommendation: U
Joel Kachi Benson, Tal Michael Harding
Director of Photography
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