Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme

TROUBLE SLEEP & MIDNIGHT KIDS

Trouble Sleep

Fred, unemployed graduate like many young Nigerians, is starting a new job as a taxi driver. As for Akin, he taxes commercial vehicles for the national transport union. They both operate in the rich urban landscape of Ibadan, in which Alain Kassanda’s camera choreographs the multiplicity and perpetual power relations at play.

Production notes

Midnight Kids

350 miles above the polar circle, only accessible by air, Utqiagvik previously called Barrow, is the northernmost town of Alaska and of the entire US. There, under the midnight sun, facing the melting arctic ocean and his claustrophobic horizon, some young Inuits try to turn the town into their playground.

Production notes

Title: TROUBLE SLEEP & MIDNIGHT KIDS
Language: English, Yoruba / English, Inupiatun
Subtitles: English (partly) / English (partly)
Director: Alain Kassanda / Maxence Vassilyevitch
Production Country: Nigeria, France / France
Year: 2019 / 2020
Length (min): 65
Age limit: K7