Every Thursday in the University of Ibadan, the oldest university in Nigeria, the student-run film club discusses films from around the world. Contrary to stereotypes about the new generation, immortalised in the Nigerian expression ‘Coconut Head Generation’ to describe ‘stubborn and brainless youth’ – these students transform a small lecture hall into an essential space for debate. Each week they meet to unpack critical social issues, from education and elections, to gender and equality.

This screening is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Alain Kassanda and film participant Adebimpe Adeyemi (attending in-person), moderated by Kiki Mordi, Emmy-nominated journalist and entrepreneur (via Zoom).

This film is in English, Pidgin English, French and Yoruba with English subtitles. 
Content warning: references to violence, and images of police violence against protesters.

The film showcases the brilliance and resilience of young Nigerians who are coming together despite individual and collective struggles to create a space for themselves and reclaim their power.
Anietie Ewang, Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Also streaming across the UK + Ireland from 18-24 March, online audiences can watch the film at their own pace. Click here to find out more.

 

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