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Lanre in Lagos

Directed by Ari Sznajder
Lanre has a dream to become a Polo Player in Lagos, Nigeria. Will he make it?

Overview

Genre
Portrait, Personal Doc, Foreign Worlds, Human Interest, and Biography
Synopsis

Lanre in Lagos is a story about a streetwise, articulate young man with a dream to break out of poverty and improve his life. He works as an informal security guard in the abandoned Chinatown in Lagos, Nigeria, rides horses at the Polo Club and ekes a living from selling cellular phone charge cards. His life changes when a company buys the abandoned Chinatown where he lives for real estate development, kicks out the squatters and appoints him Chief Security Officer. He re-visits the 77 Steps neighborhood where he grew up and embarks on making a plan to fulfill his future goals in a story of re-birth out of the destruction of the old.

Stage
finished
Running time
15 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Solio Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013
Locations
Lagos, Nigeria

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
NYC Filmmaker's Festival
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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