Trouble Sleep

  • 3 films

Alain Kassanda’s freewheeling urban portrait follows two young men, Fred and Akin, as they navigate the crowded roadways of Ibadan, Nigeria’s third largest city. Engineering graduate Fred is beginning a new job as a taxi driver, whilst Akin patrols a busy intersection collecting tax for the National Transport Union. As they traverse the frenetic streets, the systems and networks that underlie the city begin to be exposed, revealing the order that lies beneath all the noise and apparent chaos. Punctuated by exuberant musical sequences, Trouble Sleep is a dynamic, impressionistic city symphony capturing Ibadan’s distinct rhythms from a street-level perspective.

Screens with: ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) (Echoes of the Volcano) | Charles Fairbanks, Saúl Kak | 2019 | Mexico | 18’

Nini, What Time Is It There? | Sabrina Zhao | 2020 | Canada | 33’

Please be advised that a film in this programme contains references to self-harm which some viewers may find distressing.

Read a commissioned essay on Trouble Sleep by Wilfred Okiche here.

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Content included in this bundle

Trouble Sleep (2020)
  • Documentary
  • 40min
Echoes of the Volcano (2019)
  • Documentary
  • 18min
Nini, What Time Is It There? (2020)
  • Documentary
  • 33min