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Watch The Visually Impressive Short Film 'Aláàló' By David Adeogun

by Sergio
January 31, 2013 4:40 PM
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Nothing we like more a here on S & A than to give our readers exposure to new works by upcoming and promising young new talent, and we have another one to share with you now.

It's a short film called Aláàló (Someone Has a Story), which was made by filmmaker/photographer/artist David Adeogun who was born in London of Nigerian partents but as lived in the U.S. since he was 7 years old.

He says that the idea for his film came from listening "to many stories and talking to many others from unique backgrounds. Sometimes peoples cultures get over-shadowed by the Western promise. While some hold on to their past––some abandon it for a better future. I just want to remind people that there is a wealth of creativity, life and power that originates from culture."

He further says that he is inspired by African filmmakers such as "Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and Abderrahmane Sissako." 

And when I said he made the film, I mean it. Not only did he write and direct the film, he also was the editor, cinematographer, art director and even stars in it.

It's a part experimental and part autobiographical film in which the filmmaker plays himself - a young person in a strange land still struggling to reconnect himself with his African roots.

Adeogun does have his own tumblr page which you can check out HERE and his own website as well HERE.

Here is Aláàló:

 h/t to Mr. Good Good

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  • Jeremy | February 20, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    Not one uninteresting image. What a nice trip that was!

  • J | February 1, 2013 1:54 PMReply

    Very good short, great story. Wasn't expecting what I got from it. Something I can share with family and friends. Peace to Mr. Adeogun.

  • BeautyIAM | February 1, 2013 12:48 AMReply

    This was really good. I have to congratulate David for making a short that was very creative. I related to some of it. This is very inspiring. I hope to see more from him.

  • Andre | February 1, 2013 12:43 AMReply

    WOW. Amazing! Very innovative as I've never really seen African art expressed in such a dramatic way that could rival Korean and Japanese dramas; which are full of great art and delicately placed emotions, actions, and behaviors.

  • Misha | January 31, 2013 5:42 PMReply

    Your story is the place where I rest. God speed on future endeavors.

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