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Documentary, dir. by Akin Omotoso
Nigeria/South Africa, 2009, 52 mins

A literary lion and diehard political activist, Wole Soyinka has spent a long lifetime speaking truth to power. Part tribute and part retrospective, the documentary examines the Nigerian Nobel Laureate’s actions and achievements through archival footage and insightful interviews. Commentary is provided by Soyinka, writers Nadine Gordimer, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and Teju Cole, and his sons and friends, among others.

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