HPA2015  Documentary Award

Petrut Calinescu(Romania)

Time: June 15-30, 2014

Place: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Makoko in Lagos, with its unique houses built on stilts and the wide network of water channels, is a 200 years old settlement of fishermen who have migrated from Togo and Benin. The fish in the lagoon are dying, there is no electricity or running water and raw sewage laps at the floors of many dwellings. Today, the fishermen’s life style and homeland is in danger as the government is planning to demolish all the area and to build waterfront houses for the rich people.





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