Dictatorship/ Corruption / 25m / Short / Fiction
Having grown up in a world where corruption and greed over-ride all else, life-long friends Bode and Obi decide to repent from their way of life when they encounter a near death experience following a botched scam.
Life as a ‘good’ citizen proves a difficult experience for the guys and they plan to do one more job to raise the funds that would ease them into a lifestyle of Godliness.
But their plan falls apart before it’s begun when their scam back-fires. The friends are then faced with a life or death situation as they search for an escape route.
And as the sun fades on the bustling city of Lagos, Bode and Obi are put to test about the true value of their friendship with the ultimate question: How far would you go to save the life of your friend...?
Set in the inner city of Lagos, AREA BOYS is a fast-paced coming of age drama about the loss of innocence, the advent of hope and the true value of friendship.
Directed by Omelihu Nwanguma
Omelihu Nwanguma: omelihu.nwanguma:gmail.com