Afolayan working on End SARS script
Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is working on a script based on the shooting of protestors who were campaigning as part of the End SARS movement in Lekki, Lagos.
Afolayan revealed on social media that he is working on a project about the events of October 20 that have become known as the Lekki Massacre, when Nigerian armed forces fired on peaceful End SARS protesters.
The End SARS movement is a series of protests against police brutality in Nigeria that is calling for the disbandment of the police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In response to a question asked on Twitter about whether there would be a sequel to his 2014 psychological thriller October 1, Afolayan wrote: “It is a ‘must [be] told’ story. Script development in progress. #GodSaveNigeria.”
It is a must told story. Script development in progress.#Godsavenigeria
— Kunleafolayan (@kunleafolayan) October 22, 2020
Afolayan added that filmmakers have a “social and human responsibility to also use our craft to consciously tell stories that will help create positive awareness politically, culturally and to also document history for ourselves and generations to come.”
Afolayan is also behind forthcoming Netflix movie Citation, based on sexual harassment in educational institutions in Nigeria. It stars actors including Temi Otedola, Joke Silva, Adjetey Anang, Jimmy Jean Louis, Gabriel Afolayan and Ini Edo.
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