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AFRICAN APOCALYPSE

Rob Lemkin
UK 2020    88'
⚬ History ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

A young man’s epic journey across Africa in search of a colonial killer. Using Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novel Heart of Darkness as his guide, British-Nigerian Oxford student Femi Nylander travels to West Africa to uncover colonialisms darkest stories. Fiction and reality overlap as Femi is confronted with both the horrors of the past and present and a spirit of hope for the future. Amidst the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests, AFRICAN APOCALYPSE is an exploration of oppression and resistance. 

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Director

Rob Lemkin

Producers

Geoff Arbourne, David Upshal

Co-Producers

Sani Elhadj Magori, Jolijn Geels

Executive Producers

Mark Bell, Lisa Marie Russo

Production Company

Inside Out Films

Cinematography

Claude Garnier AFC

Writers

Rob Lemkin, Femi Nylander

Co-Writer

Matt McConaghy

Editor

David Charap

Music

Tunde Jegede, Sunara Begum

Sound

Abdoulaye Adamou Mato

Festivals

BFI London FF 2020

Shanghai IFF 2021

Biografilm 2021

Film Details

Runtime 88'
Spoken Languages English, French, Hausa
Production Countries UK

Biography

Rob Lemkin has produced and directed over 50 documentaries for BBC, C4 and other broadcasters in UK and US.

His last feature film, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (2010) was a ground-breaking account of the Killing Fields of Cambodia which he wrote, directed, photographed and produced. One of the most lauded documentary features of recent years it won around 30 international awards including Special Jury Prize at Sundance, Best Documentary BIFA and Emmy for Best Investigative Documentary. The film and its sequel ONE DAY AT PO CHREY (2012) were at the heart of the United Nations trial of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

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