Looking back on Occupy Nigeria

Nigerian producers Chris Dada and Funmi Iyanda created chopcassava.com “to document the popular fuel subsidy protests in Lagos.” They have now stitched together their “short viral films and video-blog diary, made by a team of volunteers and first uploaded during the protests.”

The result is a useful retrospect, compiling images and recordings we (following ChopCassava closely) have watched and linked to while trying to understand the protests and its ramifications. What ChopCassava’s reporting made increasingly clear was, indeed, as one of the voices in the documentary argues, that what started as a protest against the cutting of fuel subsidies, morphed into a movement rallying around the question about “the way how we are governed as a people”.

Watch it here.


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