22min · Documentary, Short, History · 1 January 2013
Ndogboyosui takes its name from a trickster spirit in Mende folklore that represents the dangerous deceptions of the Sierra Leonean forest. This experimental ethnographic documentary offers the voices of local residents as they recount stories of dangerous encounters on the road, from ghost stories to memories of war to tales of traffic accidents. The video uses images of the very same locations taken from the backs of the motorbike taxis that now race across this region, reversing and slowing down their progress in order to encourage a lingering gaze upon a landscape that might otherwise be overlooked.
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