The Hamburg and Lagos based artist Karimah Ashadu presents two of her outstanding short films: BROWN GOODS follows Nigerian immigrant Emeka who came to Hamburg via Libya and Lampedusa seven years ago. As he has no work permit, Emeka deals in used electrical appliances on Hamburg’s infamous ‘Billstraße’, known for allowing West Africans without any paperwork to try and make a living.
MAKOKO SAWMILL chronicles the events in a sawmill in Makoko, a self-sufficient water based community in Lagos, Nigeria. People from nearby countries such as Togo and the Republic of Benin came here over 200 years ago to settle in stilt dwellings above the lagoon of Lagos State.
Karimah Ashadu will introduce her films and discuss their backgrounds in conversation with Romina Dümler.
In cooperation with Friends of the Wallraff-Richartz-Museum & Museum Ludwig (www.museumsfreunde-koeln.de)