Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest (Enhanced DVD)

Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest (Enhanced DVD)
Watch this short documentary film about Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Prize winner, writer, poet, activist, and professor who has made it his life's work to address human rights injustices and give insight into human nature and oppression.
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Nobel Prize winner, Wole Soyinka is a literary genius and a political activist. He has taught at many prestigious Universities in the United States such as Cornell, Oxford, Harvard and Yale. He has devoted his life to the greater good of people, and has been a loud opponent of capitalism and domination at the hands of corrupt government.

Soyinka speaks as the voice of the people and democracy, having witnessed grief first hand when he was held in solitary confinement for two years for speaking out against an oppressive government. He addresses human rights injustices and lends great insight into human nature. His words evoke change and for that he is considered a great thinker.

This documentary explores his life in detail: his upbringing, political activism, and literary career, showcasing a truly important man through commentary and interviews from friends and family among many others, such as respected literary critics and contemporaries. This commentary is interwoven with interesting and relevant historical footage.

  • Enhanced DVD
  • ISBN: 978-1-61616-959-6
  • Run Time: 52 Minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2009
  • Closed Captions

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