Take Light

by Shasha Nakhai Nigeria 2018 58'

Although Nigeria sits on Africa’s largest natural gas reserve and is its major energy producer, over 50% of Nigerians have no access to electricity. In Port Harcourt, an oil refining hub in the Niger Delta, blackouts are common. Professional and makeshift electricians risk their lives working on the power lines to make a living and support their family. These accounts of ordinary people reveal a largely unknown side of Nigerian society, where many express their anger by damaging gas pipelines and abandoned power stations. The film covers the country’s energy crisis, battles for power, the tension between the present administration and past colonial rule. A cry of protest and hope for a more equitable and sustainable economy.


Director:

Shasha Nakhai

Productor:

Storyline Entertainment

Country:

Nigeria

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23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

01 October - 04 October 2020
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