Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
2005
Maroko
Fémi Odugbemi
Date de sortie en France : 18/12/2005
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Réalisateur(s) : Fémi Odugbemi
Avec : Bukky Wright, Akin Lewis, Tope Oshin, Baajiki Adedeji F. Akintilo, Yinka Ogun, Yinka Ogun, Ayo Lijadu
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Juillet 1990, le gouvernement militaire de l’Etat de Lagos (Nigeria), ordonne la démolition de Maroko, un bidonville urbain au coeur de la mégalopôle. La démolition intervient sept jours après l’annonce faite à la radio. Près de 300 000 personnes sont expulsées de force de leurs maisons qu’ils occupent depuis des décennies. Le film raconte l’histoire d’un homme et de sa famille dont la vie et l’avenir seront à jamais bouleversés par cet évenement.

Avec
Ayo LIJADU, Buki WRIGHT, Akin LEWIS, Tope OSHIN-OGUN, Gabriel AFOLAYAN, Gbenga RICHARDS…

Réalisateur : Femi ODUGBEMI
Ecrit et produit par Yinka OGUN
Montage : Jide Abisayo
Directeur de production : Ayo Oluwasanmi
Producteur executif : Baajiki Adedeji F. AKINTILO

English

In July 1990, the prevailing military government of Lagos State, Nigeria, ordered the demolition of Maroko, an urban slum in the heart of the megacity. The demolition was carried out after a seven-day quit notice announced on the radio. It led to the forced eviction of an estimated 300 000 people from their homes of several decades.
The eviction was implemented by armed security agents who physically assaulted residents bold enough to attempt to salvage their property from the rampaging bulldozers. The government made no prior arrangement to resettle or compensate the evictees before commencing the evictions.
Faced with homelessness, the evictees took up residences in abandoned and uncompleted buildings. Most of the evictees were neither resettled nor compensated. « Maroko » is the story of one man an his family whose lives and future are forever changed by that event…

starring : Ayo Lijadu, Buki Wright, Akin Akin-Lewis, Tope Oshin-Ogun, Gabriel Afolayan, Gbenga Richards

Directed by Femi Odugbemi
written and produced by Yinka Ogun
edited by Jide Abisayo
production manager : Ayo Oluwasanmi
executive producer : Deji F. Akintilo