KASALA

Ema Edosio's debut is a vibrant and hilarious romp through the mean streets of Lagos, littered with sidesplitting lyrical pidgin and a firm hand in the new direction of Nigerian cinema. When a joy ride goes very wrong, fast-talking teenager Tunji and his friends must scramble to raise the money to fix their stern uncle Taju's beloved car. With just five hours before Taju gets off work, the four young men resort to every infamous Las Gidi street hustle they know. Through their exploits, we see the strong values of friendship, tenacity and resourcefulness seldom associated with life in the slums. Official Selection, 2018 Paris and Toronto Nollywood film festivals; Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Black Star and Film Africa film festivals. (Note adapted from Film Africa.) DIR Ema Edosio; SCR Temi Sodipo; PROD Eric Maydieu. Nigeria, 2018, color, 84 min. In Pidgin English with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

84 Minutes
Drama, coming-of-age
Saturday, March 16, 2019