April 3: WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME by Jide Tom Akinleminu (2021) | Nigerian Premiere

5pm | Sunday, April 3, 2022. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry. RSVP

This April, our focus is on personal histories in a global context.
To start off, we are very proud to present the Nigerian Premiere of WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME… Directed by Jide Tom Akinleminu, the award-winning documentary is a personal work made in the aftermath of the unravelling of a family secret. The film is a follow-up to his PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER, which was screened at the IREP Documentary and received the AMAA for Best Documentary in 2014.

After screening at international film festivals around the world, WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME… will be screening in Lagos, followed by a virtual conversation with the director. Join us!
The screening is supported by Alliance Française de Lagos and the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

The event will start at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm) at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. Free Entry.
Remember to arrive on time to secure your seat. Social distancing guidelines will also be in place. No face mask, no entry. No parking on site (commercial parking available around the corner from the venue).

A filmmaker completes his debut film: A reflection on his parents assumed monogamous long-distance marriage as well as his own Nigerian background and identity. He thereafter accidentally discovers his father’s secret; a second family throughout the last 30 years, a life secret that escaped the initial film. This revelation sends the filmmaker on a new quest, now focusing on his retired Danish mother and his newly acquainted younger Nigerian half-brother. “When a farm goes aflame” is set in the aftermath of a lifetime of secrecy and denial. It attempts to bring together the stories and beliefs of all protagonists as they come to terms with their common past and shape their future. Moving fluidly between Denmark, Nigeria, Canada and USA, the film gently unfolds as a poetic and psychologically complex exploration of the meeting between western and African concepts of love, relationships and family.

Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 112mins
Language(s): Danish, English, Yoruba (English subtitles)
Director/DOP/Writer/Sound: Jide Tom Akinleminu
Main Editor: Maja Tennstedt
Producer: Florian Schewe
Country of Production: Germany

Watch the trailer for When A Farm Goes Aflame…