BY ESE DIBEBI
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi has released the documentary on Vimeo.
Makoko: Young Futures Afloat explores the experiences of the people of the settlement with an inherent beauty that captures the reality without reservation.
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, the community strives for a place in the fortune and future of the city on the effort of individuals who lend themselves to educating kids who otherwise would not have had any opportunity for formal education.
The film screened at the recent iREP Documentary Film Festival.
Watch the documentary below: