Some of Nigeria’s future leaders and their mums were thrilled with the documentary films that were showcased on the third day of the US Consulate Inaugural Documentary Film Festival which took place on the 21st of August 2019 at the Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The documentary films which included Cameron Yates’ ‘Chef Flynn’ and Laura Nix’s ‘Inventing Tomorrow’ set the tone for the conversations about kid innovation and how little children can become entrepreneurs and business owners from a tender change no matter their station in life.
The story of ‘Chef Flynn’ is of a 10 year old who transforms his living room into a supper club, using his classmates as cooks and serving from his neighbour’s backyards, he ends up challenging the hierarchy of the culinary world and changing the status quo.
The screening of ‘Chef Flynn’ was immediately followed by an interactive session led by the founder of Kidentrepreneur Centre, Omobowale Agboade, who got parents and children to talk about allowing children to choose career parts that they desire, which can in turn make them more successful.
The second screening which ran simultaneously with ‘Chef Flynn’ was the story of teenage innovators titled ‘Inventing Tomorrow’ who provided cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats. It was then followed by a panel session featuring Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, Olamide Ayeni-Babajide, Why’te Omo-Aibangbee, hosted by Ore Somolu Lesi.
Guests and children from various schools were welcomed by the director of the festival, Inya Lawal, who said she was happy that the process would enlighten and educate the children. Amongst the children who came for the event were kid entrepreneurs, including fashion designers, chefs, dancers, artists, scientists and more.
The film festival runs from the 19th to the 22nd of August at the Silverbird Cinemas in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is presented in partnership with Ascend studios and supported by MTV Base, WARIF, IMagneto Dance company and WildFlower PR.