Saworoide / Brass Bells

Director: Tunde Kelani
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 1999
Running Time: 105 min.
Language: Yoruba and English


Upon ascending the throne of the Jogbo Kingdom, Lapite shows himself to be a corrupt and overbearing ruler, terrorizing his subjects and plundering the natural resources for personal gain. This classic allegory examines the political traumas that have befallen post-independence Nigeria.