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The Valuable Waste

The Valuable Waste is a documentary film about the growing waste management concerns across the coastal borders of West Africa as a result of human activities, featuring the cities of Lagos, Cape Coast and Lomé. It also highlights the potential solutions in tackling this environmental menace through recycling. The film's narrative unfolds through a series of storyline: the poor waste management culture in Africa, the health and environmental effects of improper waste management, the stakeholders of the environment, the role of social groups and other stakeholders contributing and participating towards the growth of a clean and healthy environment thus achieving a sustainable development in Africa.

  • Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu
  • Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu
  • Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu
  • Emmanuel Uwandu
  • Francis Nwaneri
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  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
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  • South African Eco Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    March 25, 2017
  • Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (2017)
    November 8, 2017
  • iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival
    March 11, 2017
Director Biography - Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu

Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu popularly called “Mr. Waste” is a young filmmaker and environmentalist. He majored in Biochemistry and has a Masters degree in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Adesoji has a keen interest in creating awareness about social and environmental issues in Africa using film and media as a communication tool.
His passion for the environment inspired him to create more awareness on proper waste management and recycling through his first documentary film titled "The Valuable Waste".

The Valuable Waste was released with a private screening to commemorate the African Union Youth Day on November 1, 2016 at the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.

Adesoji Adeyemi-Adejolu believes strongly that Africa can have a clean and healthy environment, void of waste pollution and the continent can also become a major player in recycling and sustainable development.

He loves to globe-trot, take photographs and see the world from new perspectives.

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I love Nature and I'm very passionate about the Environment and Sustainable Development.