Represent (ṢOJU)

ṢOJU explores identity and entrepreneurship in Africa's diverse youth culture. Surfers, metal heads, and filmmakers tell us what it's like to live in Sierra Leone, Botswana and Nigeria.

  • Oluwaseun Babalola
    Director
  • Oluwaseun Babalola
    Producer
    Trichster
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ṢOJU
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, web series
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Botswana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Oluwaseun Babalola

'Seun is an African (Nigeria/Sierra Leone) documentary filmmaker, drawn to topics of identity and community. Hoping to bridge gaps throughout the African diaspora, she has founded a production company, Do Global Productions, to support stories regarding people of color.

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Director Statement

ṢOJU was first created out of a need for representation. As said in the documentary, "the mainstream media has a particular way of looking at Africans." 'Seun Babalola set out to create content that could inform those who wanted to learn more about Africa and relate to those who are already in the know.