Title: The Backwaters
Director: Cletus Clement
Length: 18 min
The Backwaters is a short documentary that throws light on the life of more 2.000 residents of a slum dumpsite situated in the heart of Lagos. The film offers an insightful look into the resilient life of isolated people living in unfavorable environments. The Backwaters was the winner of the African Smartphone Film festival in Nigeria and Mimo Film Festival in Italy and the Best Film on Climate Change and Conservation at the African Film For Impact Festival in Nigeria.
This film is part of YardVibes, a streaming platform for content from independent African and Caribbean makers. The platform offers many titles for rent, from feature films and web series to documentaries and short films, with new content added each month. All titles can be rented individually for a modest fee, which will largely benefit the makers. You can find the complete YardVibes film streaming catalogue at yardvibes.nl.