feature documentary

African Apocalypse

A young man’s epic journey across Africa in search of a colonial killer. Using Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novel Heart of Darkness as his guide, British-Nigerian Oxford student Femi Nylander travels to West Africa to uncover colonialisms darkest stories. Fiction and reality overlap as Femi is confronted with both the horrors of the past and present and a spirit of hope for the future. Amidst the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests, African Apocalypse is an exploration of oppression and resistance.

African Apocalypse” is directed by Rob Lemkin and produced by Geoff Arbourne, David Upshal and Rob Lemkin. Cinematography by Claude Garnier ASC and edited by multi-award-winning editor David Charap. International Sales at Autlook. 

The film had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020.


Rob Lemkin and Femi Nylander

Geoff Arbourne, Rob Lemkin and David Upshal