Sodiq
Director: Adeyemi Michael
Country: UK
Year of production: 2013
Duration: 44 min
Subject:
  • Right to a fair trial
  • Human dignity
  • Children's rights
Audience:
  • Journalists
  • Activists / NGOs
  • Students
  • Pupils
  • Teachers
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Sodiq dreamed of going to University and becoming a doctor in 2008. Fast-forward 5 years: he is on trial for murder. Director Adeyemi formed a unique bond with Sodiq; they set up a football team on their council estate together, and made a film in 2008 celebrating Sodiq’s dream of becoming a doctor, stating at the time that he didn’t want to end up in jail. The victim Sylvester also had dreams of becoming an athlete; it appears he and Sodiq were leading a double life. Director Adeyemi goes in search for what the turning point was, for a young man who once had the ambitions to become a doctor.
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Adeyemi Michael
was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up in London. He is a 2013 MA Documentary Directing graduate (Leverhulme Scholar) at the coveted National Film & Television School. He now gives public talks to the mayors of London's boroughs and at international summits.
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