Great documentary short about rollerblade culture in West Africa by Australian director and cinematographer Dom West. Shot on location in Nigeria, “Streets of Lagos” provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the country’s first generation of rollerbladers. While the niche sport saw widespread popularity elsewhere in the globe in the late 90s, it has only recently emerged as a fringe subculture in the area due to the way it allows people to navigate the city’s dense traffic and, for a select few, to become a form of self-expression:

“The story is told through the eyes of Daniel Ogbogu, Lagos’ strongest up-and-coming street skater, who gives insight into the struggles of daily life in Nigeria and the strength that skating gives him. He is joined by travelling professional athlete, Brian Freeman, who seeks to nurture the sense of community he sees in these talented youths and to help them find sense in the chaotic world in which they live.”

 

Starring Daniel Ogbogu & Brian Freeman
A Film by Dom West
Soundtrack: Rob Law & Music Bed

 

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