Abba Makama’s The Lost Okoroshi, which explores the disconnect between modern and traditional Nigeria, is a very layered film that’s high on allegory. The film follows Raymond (Seun Ajayi), a security guard who’s disillusioned with modern life and wants to leave Lagos for the village to escape the craziness of city life.
In the Guardian’s The Process (a film-focused program where the director offers insight into the process behind the film, from scenes to lighting. The techniques, improvisations, challenges etc), Makama—who co-wrote, directed, edited and produced the picture—breaks the film down for us, from its story to its cinematography and linear structure.
The director also discusses his use of satire to express his disdain and thoughts on subject matters, as seen in his experimental debut Green White Green and his short DirectoH.
The Lost Okoroshi premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and has screened at the BFI London Film Festival and African Internationa Film Festival (AFRIFF).