"A powerful new voice in nonfiction." - New Directors/New Films

"A dialectical work, it enmeshes its audience with engaged young people, undercutting the titular insult which is often thrown their way." - Dan Schindel, Hyperallergic

Sometimes disparagingly labeled “coconut heads” (or “stubborn and apathetic youth”) by older generations, the students at the University of Ibadan are defying the stereotype. Reclaiming the term as an ironic self-moniker, the 20-somethings have formed the Thursday Film Series, where they present films and host in-depth discussions about politics, human rights, feminism, and migration. Lively and often respectfully heated, these post-screening discussions transform a campus lecture hall into a dynamic space for discourse and debate. An official selection of New Directors/New Films and the Human Rights Film Festival, Alain Kassanda’s prize-winning, stimulating observational documentary is a dynamic and vibrant portrait of an engaged generation demanding change. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Grand Prize, Cinéma du Réel
Official Selection - New Directors/New Films, IDFA, Blackstar Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu