Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2012
Fuelling Poverty
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 28 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire

Français

Au Nigeria, une corruption endémique se mêlerait aux subventions sur l’essence ? Le réalisateur s’attaque à cette question, en interrogeant plusieurs personnes, des militants de la société dont le Prix Nobel Wole Soyinka.

Un film de Ishaya BAKO

Nigéria, 2012, Documentaire, 28mins33s, HD.

avec Wole Soyinka (Prix Nobel de Littérature et militant), Femi Falana (avocat engagé et militant), Seun Kiti (musicien et militant, Japheth Omojuwa (social entrepreneur social), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (ancien ministre fédéral d’Abuja de 2003 à 2007),…

Twitter: #fuellingpoverty



Réalisateur, Scénariste : Ishaya BAKO

Producteur : Oliver Aleogena

Une coproduction The Allied Film Company & Amateur Heads Media.

Film subventionné par la Open Society Justice Initiative for West Africa (Osiwa)

PRODUCTION
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2014 | 4th iREP International Documentary Film Festival – LAGOS, Nigeria | 20th to 23rd March 2014
* Selection
* Première Nigériane (Nigerian Premiere)
* Screening: Thurday March 20th 2014, 3:30pm, at Freedom Park
http://irepfilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IREP-2014-PROGRAMME-NEW.pdf

English

A commentary on the culture of greed and corruption in modern Nigeria articulated through the Fuel Subsidy Scam.

It is 2012, the country is Nigeria and between a very active militant group and an unpopular president, the most common word is an unlikely one: « SUBSIDY ». From three year olds in Warri to septuagenarians in Potiskum, lives have been affected and the word’subsidy’ has personified hardship, oppression and corruption at an exponential level.

The oil subsidy placed on petroleum products by the Nigerian government was meant to provide a much-needed relief on the cost of living in one of the most complicated countries in the world. However after a probe by the House of Representatives, it was revealed that about seven billion dollars was stolen from the Nigerian people in one year from the same program that was meant to provide relief for them. It is quite possibly one of the most daring frauds in history.

FUELLING POVERTY is a documentary that expresses and articulates this fraud. Its objectives are to:

* Educate Nigerians and the international community on the oil subsidy scam and the ensuing probe.
* Provide easy to understand information on the cost of the oil subsidy scam on Nigerians.
* Adequately’embarrass’ to ensure that a process of house-cleaning is started and an implementation of the subsidy report or policies that curb this level of corruption.

The documentary, made by award-wining director, Ishaya Bako follows the fuel subsidy saga from the deliberations between government and civil society at the infamous « Lagos Townhall meeting » in 2011, through the unprecedented January 2012 protests (#OccupyNigeria) to the House of Representatives prove and the (Farouk Lawan vs. Femi Otedola) scandal. It features commentary from renowned lawyer and activist, Femi Falana; musician and activist, Seun Kiti, social entrepreneur – Japheth Omojuwa, former minister to the FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and a host of others.

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, gives an introduction to the documentary, which undermines the decadence that led to the fuel subsidy scam to acknowledge the next generation of young patriotic Nigerians.

With music from Femi Kuti and Asa, FUELLING POVERTY is another collaboration between the award-winning team of writer/director Ishaya Bako and producer Oliver Aleogena; a joint production between The Allied Film Company and Amateur Heads Media. The film is funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

Writer/ Director: Ishaya BAKO

Nigeria, 2012, Documentary, 28mins33s, HD.

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« In a letter dated April 8, 2013, Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board told Bako that the documentary was « prohibited for exhibition in Nigeria. »
« I am further to inform you that this decision is due to the fact that the contents of the film are highly provocative and likely to incite or encourage public disorder and undermine national security, » the letter signed by board lawyer Effiong Inwang reads. « Please you are strongly advised not to distribute or exhibit the documentary film. All relevant national security agencies are on the alert. »
by JON GAMBRELL (AP), 04/21/13
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/21/fuelling-poverty-documentary-nigeria_n_3126915.html

FEATURING Seun Kuti, Femi Falana, Nasir El Rufai, Eze Onyekpere, Japheth Omojuwa, Azeenarh Mohammed, Mohammed Fawehinmi, Sani Mohammed, Augustine Chukwu, Onyekachi E. Ogbodo, Joy Ngozi Onu, Emmanuel Tom Ekin and the kind contribution of the Nigerian People.
Special Guest Appearance: Prof Wole Soyinka

FULL CREW
Writer/ Director: ISHAYA BAKO ||
Producer: OLIVER ALEOGENA ||
Narration: BABATUNDE OYATERU ||
Music: FEMI KUTI, ASA ||
Cinematography: TOKUNBO « DJ TEE » OLUBAWO, IDOWU ADEDAPO, SHALOM ENABULELE, LEKAN BUARI ||
Sound: LUKMAN ALABI, STANDCITY VICTOR ||
Editor: DIEUDONNE NFORMI ||
Original Score: KULANEN IKYO ||
Research: BABATUNDE OYATERU ||
Production Coordinators: MICHAEL UDOH, JEMIMA TYTLER ||
Assistant Editor: TAYE SHITTU ||
Cost of Subsidy Animation: URBAN TOUCH STUDIOS ||
Producer [Animation]: IYKE OKOGWU ||
Writer [Animation]: ISHAYA BAKO ||
Animators: OKICHE EMMANUEL, ADESOJI OLUWAFEMI, EMEKA AGBAKURU ||
Sound Design: ADEYEMI TAYO, AINEBONA SYLVESTER CHUKS, KULANEN IKYO ||
Narrator [Animation]: AHIDE ADUM, BABATUNDE OYATERU ||
Additional Graphics: CENTURY E. FAVOUR ||
Newspaper Headlines: THE PUNCH, THE NATION, THISDAY, VANGUARD, THE GUARDIAN ||
Stock Footage: THE NIGERIAN TELEVISION AUTHORITY, AFRICA INDEPENDENT TELEVISION ||
Protest footage: OLIVER ALEOGENA, TOKUNBO « DJ TEE » OLUBAWO ||
Special Thanks: SIMI FAJEMIROKUN, ALKASIM ABDULKADIR, ESTHER EKANEM, DESHOLA KOMOLAFE, RAKIYA KONTOGORA, AISHA AUGIE KUTA, ADEBOLA WILLIAMS, DAN HAUSAWA, VINMARTIN OBIORA ILO and MAKIN SOYINKA.

OSIWA TEAM
Producers: ADAORA IKENZE, JUDE ILO, PETER OCHEIKWU, and JOSEPH AMENAGHAWON.

With support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

An Amateur Heads Production
© 2012


2014 | 4th iREP International Documentary Film Festival – LAGOS, Nigeria | 20th to 23rd March 2014
* Selection
* Première Nigériane (Nigerian Premiere)
* Screening: Thurday March 20th 2014, 3:30pm, at Freedom Park
http://irepfilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IREP-2014-PROGRAMME-NEW.pdf

2012 | On the 29th of November 2012, at Silverbird Entertainment Centre, ABUJA, Nigeria
* Premiere
www.osiwa.org/en/portal/newsroom/427/Fuelling-Poverty-Nigerian-documentary-film.htm#sthash.WYOPcVgk.dpuf
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