Saworoide

Film Information
  • Year: 1999
  • Length: 105min
  • Country: Nigeria

Lapite, a crowned prince of Jogbo, has eliminated all opposition to ensure he ascends the throne and becomes rich. After the mysterious death of his main rival, Adebomi the new king starts to help himself to the enormous resources of forest trees in his kingdom. His people’s protests are ruthlessly suppressed, but as their resolve to depose their self-serving king grows, Lapite finds himself struggling to secure not only his wealth, but also his power and relationships in a beautifully written allegory for modern times.

Film Credits
Director: Tunde Kelani
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