5.00pm | Saturday, September 10, 2022. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry.
Screen Out Loud is happy to welcome you back with the screening of NATION FORGOTTEN. The documentary by Omoregie Osakpolor depicts the plight of former public servants bemoaning pension fraud, and government neglect, while simultaneously battling debilitating changes to their health, and lack of funds to attend to their most basic needs.
NATION FORGOTTEN is a thought-provoking picture. As Nigeria approaches its 62nd Independence anniversary, it is easy to draw parallels between the current state of the nation and that of civil servants past.
We hope you’ll join us for the screening and stay for the conversation with the filmmaker Osakpolor Omoregie, alongside Olúwádàre A. Kóláwolé (Deputy Director, Socio Economic Rights & Accountability Project – SERAP) and Oyedara Gbenga (Chairman, Osun State Contributory Pensioners).
Event Details: Saturday, September 10 at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. The screening will start at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm). Entry is free.
ABOUT THE FILM
NATION FORGOTTEN is a documentary film on the plight of Nigerian pensioners. More than nine pensioners with stirring testimonies lament the pension fraud in Nigeria, non-payment of their gratuities, pension allowances and the troubles of living with barely nothing in a country where getting by is difficult for even the rich.
Genre: Documentary | Running Time: 117 mins | Language(s): English
Screen Out Loud – Lagos promotes independent cinema from around the world and encourages discourse around film and the moving image. Don’t miss our regular screenings at the Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre.
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Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre (or @af.lagos) is a Nigerian-run non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of French language and francophone cultures, which also provides support to the local arts community. It provides French language classes and promotes an alternative model for culture.