POWER - LINES /
This is a documentary-montage which strives to unveil the details of a “Power” contest within my community. Caught between the government’s policy and intervention of various NGOs, this community strives to make sense of its present realities and an uncertain future. The “Line” refers to the circumstantial borders which have created a sporadic space for the youths in this community to express themselves and discover the strength in their youthful being.
The youth living in this community – Iwaya / Makoko Waterfront – are oblivious of the ironic “power-line” or the perception of the Government and the NGO’s – two parallel players who put them in the media as sub-human beings. Rather, they see the space beneath the Powerlines as part of their heritage where they express and engrave their youthfulness.