Tobi Akinde is a Nigerian filmmaker, film curator, and researcher with an interest in protest culture and the representation of the everyday as a way to balance out established stereotypes, speak to social justice, and deliberately document time. Some of his films include We are Tired (2020), a documentary on sexual violence, and Soja Go Soja Come (2021), a short film on the effects of COVID-19 on already precarious livelihoods and the staying power of the will to survive. His works have been screened at festivals, film clubs, cultural institutions, and community events. He co-curates Monangambee, a monthly Pan-African nomadic micro-cinema, and co-organizes weekly screenings at Thursday Film Series, a film club for students at the University of Ibadan to encourage political conversation. He has also curated films for the African Studies Book Club, University of Cambridge UK, and done work relating to film for universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Nigeria. He is using the award to purchase a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to complete the filming of his documentary film project titled CAMP US.
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