THE HYENA MEN
An AGB Films production for Channel Five / ITV Global
Narrated: Valerie Edmund
Andrew Graham-Brown spent 4 months with just a palm-sized camera, boom pole and a tripod, living with a street gang on a garbage dump in the thick of Lagos. His camera led him down labyrinthine alleys where no white man has been before. The result is an extraordinary access documentary that delves into the the underbelly of modern Nigeria, a country known for its corruption and greed but less appreciated for its beauty and rich culture.
The Hyena Men are an elusive street travelling circus. Amongst polluted human chaos and abject poverty, they perform with an intoxicating, terrifying blend of hyenas in chains, baboons in Chelsea stripes and with pythons in their mouths. They practise black magic and some say The Hyena Men are half human, half hyena.
WILDSCREEN AWARD Nomination:
Best People and Animals
Filmed / Directed / Produced: Andrew Graham-Brown