Hope Is The Anthem That Runs Through No U-Turn
In 1997, a young Ike Nnaebue, along with free of his friends, left Lagos, Nigeria for a journey across West Africa, hoping to get into Europe by road (and ultimately) by sea, but a fortuitous encounter at Mali’s capital city caused him to make a detour, one that would change the trajectory of his life forever.
He belongs to a generation of Nigerian men raised to be strong, silent, and hopelessly incapable of accepting complicity even in the face of clear damage. The patriarchy is alive in him indeed.
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The Forgotten Ones
A prominent feature of post-colonial Nigeria was a remarkable fondness for everything white. This included western education and white-collar jobs, leading to the demonization of certain informal professions. For some reason, artists were among the most reviled.
‘So Soon After 9/11’
Documentarians Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder discuss their new film, The Outsider, about the construction of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial and why it feels so cut off from New York City and from the last 20 years.