Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of child mortality in the world. Almost half of all the deaths of children under five are in Africa, and the tragedy is that most of them are preventable. UNICEF commissioned TVE to produce a package of films about child survival, to coincide with the launch of the State of Africa’s Children Report. Life in Slow Motion is a Nigerian drama filmed in Ghana. Jimi Bello, a Nigerian bureaucrat, attends an energy conference in Ghana, aiming to secure business in Ghana’s oil sector. After meeting a prostitute called Afua and witnessing the poor health of the children in her village, Jimi is compelled to re-evaluate his agenda and also come to terms with the loss of his own child.
Films in this series