Fiche Film
MOYEN Métrage | 2009
Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest
Akin Omotoso
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Réalisateur(s) : Akin Omotoso
Avec : Wole Soyinka
Durée : 52
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


de Akin Omotoso, Afrique du Sud/Nigeria, 2009, 52min, portrait documentaire en anglais.


One of Africa’s greats Akinwande Oluwole « Wole » Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, the first African to be so honored. The film profiles his life through his work and pivotal stages in his development. Filmmaker Akin Omotoso shapes a biography of the African great through interviews with Soyinka’s friends, writers influenced and inspired by his work and life, and interviews with the man himself. Striking stylized recreations describe major events in the artist’s life such as his daring armed takeover of the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service studio in 1965 and his 22 month imprisonment in 1967.

By Akin Omotoso, South Africa/Nigeria, 2009, 52min, documentary in English.