• Film still - "Sodoko (Power Man)", 2018
  • Film still - "Sodoko (Power Man)", 2018
  • Film still - "Sodoko (Power Man)", 2018
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Sodoko (Power Man)
2018

Title:
Sodoko (Power Man)

Year:
2018

Running time:
5 minutes

Format:
HD digital film, colour with sound

Single channel projection on smoked glass (dimensions variable)

Location:
Lagos, Nigeria

A young man shadow boxes at the break of dawn. Fists drawn, mouth tense, eyes curt and unflinching.

Dark skin recedes into darkness, dim light overhead skims his lithe figure.

Skirmishing in and out of the light with no decipherable opponent, we are left wondering whether he fights his demons or something much more ominous; perhaps he enters the spiritual realm.

Directed by the artist, the protagonist is played by an “area boy” from the slums of Lagos, an untrained actor who goes by the moniker “Sodoko”, translated to mean “Power Man” in street slang.

For full preview link, please contact karimah@karimahashadu.com

 


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