Saturday, November 6, 2010

Video of the Month

The extraordinary three-part BBC documentary Welcome to Lagos includes some of the most vivid glimpses ever captured of the lives of men in the developing world. Amidst the pulse and chaos of Nigeria's megalopolis, rubbish-dump worker and would-be rapper Eric (episode 1, pictured) and Chubbie, a fisherman working to support eighteen children (episode 2), share their lives and dreams. Episode 3 focuses on a vibrant young woman named Esther, living rough on the beaches of Lagos lagoon, and is also essential viewing.

A high-quality rip of the three-part series is also torrented on The Pirate Bay at the time of writing:
Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3

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