From Nigeria, we start with a catchy music video short that will get you singing – Wetin Man Go Do – then we head over to Germany via New Mexico with a thrilling short film called The Boy Who Couldn’t Feel Pain, before ending the night with the feature film Collision Course by award-winning director Bolanle Austen Peters.
8.45pm – Wetin Man Go Do
Twisting the script in broken English, Wetin Man Go Do is an original musical that scrutinises the economic state of Africa and lays bare the dangers of thinking the grass is always greener.
8.50pm – The Boy Who Couldn’t Feel Pain
The Boy Who Couldn’t Feel Pain is set in Grants, New Mexico and tells the fictional small-town legend of Chester, a street fighter who can’t feel any pain. When Annie – a bowling alley employee who just moved into town – challenges him to a fight, things begin to change.
9.10pm – Collision Course
A heart-thumping story told in 24 hours that explores the seedy underbelly of rogue law enforcement officers and the atrocious results as they collide head on with a frustrated young man and a conflicted member of the police force. Collision Course is a race against time in a haze of palpable tension; a powder keg teetering on the brink of imminent combustion.