Independence Day for Nigeria 01/10/1960-2013

“In 2005 I was an artist in residence at Bristol’s Empire & Commonwealth Museum where i was granted access to a rare archive of super-8 footage taken 1st October 1960 on Nigeria’s actual 1st day of independence! Editing the footage and combining with a new poem and a soundtrack composed by Nathan Ng i made a ‘moving exhibit’  in which i reflected on the sad outbreak of the Biafra War only 7yrs later. This war set the precedent for all the later conflicts which involved western oil interests and ethnic cleansing and yet inspite of the deaths of over 1 million people, today it is barely remembered or acknowledged internationally…

‘Lest we forget’ the people who came before us who fought to preserve their place on this increasingly crowded and hungry earth, and the many forced migrations that survival has required of those that struggle to find for themselves a place to call home…
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