Lagos Island » Ann Arbor Film Festival

Lagos Island

(Karimah Ashadu, 2012, 5 min)

The Camera Wheel Mechanism' engages the viewer in the tension created from its performance - as it is pushed, the camera records in a state of flux while encased within the mechanism.

As if in turmoil, the moving image of the Lagos Island coastline offers a poignant narrative for its occupants.

Migrants perch near the water in trepidation. They build fleeting homes which the Lagos government will soon destroy, in a bid to clean up the City. The atmosphere is tense and fraught. And although the 'Camera Wheel Mechanism' brings an element of play, its ephemeral nature is highly evocative.


Directed by Karimah Ashadu


Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Films in Competition 2

Experimental and documentary films including the World Premiere of A Return to The Return to Reason by Sabine Gruffat, Lunar Almanac by Malena Szlam, Starling’s Black Drop, a newly restored

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)