Followed by a Q&A with director Barnaby Phillips and Ato Yanney Jr.
Screening with His Majesty’s Sergeant
Nigerian veteran Isaac Fadoyebo is one of the forgotten heroes of WWII. Alongside 100,000 other African soldiers, he fought in the 1943 Burma campaign led by the British, a campaign in which only two of every ten soldiers were white. On discovering Isaac’s amazing personal account in the Imperial War Museum, Al Jazeera journalist Barnaby Phillips follows an obscure lead to try to find Isaac in Nigeria. The journey ends up taking Barnaby not only to Nigeria, but also to Japan and, finally, to Burma. A true tale of tremendous courage, generosity and emotion, Burma Boy is ultimately a recognition of Britain’s indebtedness to African soldiers, and of immense human goodness.
Dir. Barnaby Phillips. Nigeria/UK. 48 min. Print Source: Al Jazeera
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb