Nothing we like more a here on S & A than to give our readers exposure to new works by upcoming and promising young new talent, and we have another one to share with you now.
It’s a short film called Aláàló (Someone Has a Story), which was made by filmmaker/photographer/artist David Adeogun who was born in London of Nigerian partents but as lived in the U.S. since he was 7 years old.
He says that the idea for his film came from listening “to many stories and talking to many others from unique backgrounds. Sometimes peoples cultures get over-shadowed by the Western promise. While some hold on to their past––some abandon it for a better future. I just want to remind people that there is a wealth of creativity, life and power that originates from culture.”
He further says that he is inspired by African filmmakers such as “Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and Abderrahmane Sissako.”
And when I said he made the film, I mean it. Not only did he write and direct the film, he also was the editor, cinematographer, art director and even stars in it.
It’s a part experimental and part autobiographical film in which the filmmaker plays himself – a young person in a strange land still struggling to reconnect himself with his African roots.
Here is Aláàló:
h/t to Mr. Good Good