0730hrs {1995}

Emeka Ogboh (Emeka)

The video explores a tragic moment in the history of Nigeria, when the country’s military rulers ordered that the execution of 9 Ogoni activists should go ahead at 0730hrs, on 10th November 1995. The execution by hanging which was seen as ‘judicial murder’ was subsequently carried out, and was vehemently condemned by the world at large. This heinous act eventually led to the suspension of the country from the Commonwealth, coupled with other sanctions by the world powers that accumulated into a dark and restive period for the nation. 0730hrs revisits this tragedy through the time-based media of experimental video and sound.
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