Olabode Moses is a Writer/Producer/Artist who holds a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Film Arts from University of Jos Nigeria and Certificate in Production Techniques from NEMISA South Africa. He has written and produced many films and Documentaries including Commonwealth Vision Awards Finalists in 2002,2004 and 2006 ,Laureates a creative documentary for British Doc in 2011 and ‘The Journey So Far’ Documentary for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2015. He won awards as Scriptwriter, Art director and Make Up Artist in NTA 1993 TV Festival as well as LE EAVE Prix Award for ‘Eldorado Road’ a feature film on Migration at Ouaga Film Lab in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,2016.
About The Project
Title-The Next Eleven:(Game Changers)
‘The Next Eleven’(Game Changer) is a cutting edge character driven creative documentary film, a somewhat swerve story told through the perspective of 2 young West Africans and their discovery that with their skills in football they could excel in Europe as well as in Africa. The protagonists of the film drive the subject matter by elucidating on their own ‘back stories’ and the happy prosperous future they foresee for Africa and African youths. The film will also examine the issues of ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’ immigration and the desperation of some youths to survive. The film will feature a juxtaposition of footages from the 2018 World Cup featuring players the French team who lifted the coveted trophy and also teams with players from African descent that have succeeded in the world of football. The film will also feature Visuals of success stories of some African Soccer greats like George Weah and Sam Eto’o. ‘Next Eleven’(Game Changer) sets out to change the narrative about migration and the power of football as a picturesque African success story told through the view lens of youths amidst scathing issues on the front burner of globalization intersections. It is a story of inspiration, sport effervescence, pride and somewhat celebration about West Africa in the intersection of migration and the positive antecedents of Football.
The film however raises the following questions:
-Should survival be sacrificed on alter of legality?
-What value is migration adding to West Africa socially, culturally, economically and otherwise in positively rewriting the story of the sub region ?
-Where does this leverage on the ongoing contemporary Europe’s wave of debate about Populism VS Nationalism?
– Where does that place futuristic antecedents about migration for the West African Youths, the power of Football and the emerging questions regarding contemporary European identity discussions?. The Film will be Written and Produced By Olabode Moses.
About Generation Africa:
Generation Africa is a STEPS International Documentary Film project poised to change the narrative about migration in Africa by offering a fresh perspective through innovative storytelling by African filmmakers.
The project is supported by Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development Germany, DeutseWelle Akademie, Robert Bosch Stiftung, STEPS International South Africa and National Film and Televsion Institute NAFTI Ghana.
Below are the online links on the project