King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko)
Original title: King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko)
Country: United Kingdom, Nigeria
Year of release: 2015
Runtime: 5 minutes
Language: No Dialogue
Subtitles: No Subtitle
Producer: Karimah Ashadu
Writer: Karimah Ashadu
Camera: Karimah Ashadu
Editing: Karimah Ashadu
Sound: Karimah Ashadu
This sample of African avant-garde creation, based on capturing daily routine through quiet observation, shows the everyday life of women and children set against surrealist images of enormous pieces of dead animals being moved, portioned and processed.
This observational film, marked by subtle shifts in colour, shows ever-present children watching on as standard food preparation activities and the not-so-organised production of meat products are carried out in the village.