The Poets (Nigeria, Sierra Leone: 2017)

Director

Chivas DeVinck

Cast list

Syl Cheney-Coker

Niyi Osundare

Synopsis

This documentary follows two acclaimed African poets, Syl Cheney-Coker from Sierra Leone and Niyi Osundare from Nigeria as they travel through their home countries. Along the way, the film becomes a portrait of their friendship and a warm space for the two friends to discuss their art, histories, personal tragedies as well as future aspirations. The documentary also reflects on problems plaguing their two home countries such as poor resources for education, corruption and violent histories.

Reviews

Bhakti Shringarpure. African Poets Get Their Own Documentary. Africa is a Country blog.

Adam Hakeem. "Chivas DeVinck Eavesdrops On One Of The Greats Friendships In African Literature on “The Poets"" Dandano blog.

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