S.E | Documentary by Bolade Banjo

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S.E is a short observational documentary about social and communal change within housing estates in South East london, directed by friend of iLL sessions, Bolade Banjo, an 18 year old freelance filmmaker and photographer based in South East London.

Bolade was inspired to do this documentary after listing to his friends mother talking about how her estate has changed over the past 20 years.

I wanted to hear other people’s stories. I realised that the slow growth of gentrification of urban was the cause of the destruction of my communise within parts of London“.

Having grown up in South East London, Bolade told us he chose to document this area having watched the slow changes of housing estates, that in themselves house very vibrant communities, housing estates that as a young child Bolade himself had been fascinated with and wanted to explore.

Lucy Chapman single mother of one, and Margaret Dillon long term resident of the Pepys Estate, share their experiences of living in these changing urban spaces.

Music: “Hydroscope” by Gallery Six (soundcloud.com/gallery-six)

Bolade Banjo.

Of course we couldn’t let Bolade leave without filling out our iLL Q&A!

• Who are you? 

Bolade Banjo


• Age?



• Where are you from?

Born in Hackney and raised in Sydenham #BlueBorough


• What do you do?

I am a freelance Filmmaker and Photographer. And do a bit of design on the side


• Describe a day in your life.

Not sure how to describe it….. but this my theme song



• Favourite footwear?

Adidas Skateboarding / Reeboks


• Favourite item of clothing?



• What’s in your pockets/bag right now?

House of gamesville Card Holder



Roll of Ilford film

Drumstick sweet


• Last item you purchased?

Stussy Biannual Vol.1 ( Highly recommended )


• Biggest fashion faux-par?

commes de fuckdown as a WHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!


• Last time you got caught doing something wrong?

Never…………… Don’t get caught 😉


• 3 things you can’t live without?

My Ipod

My family ( inc friends )

Orange Ribena


• 1 thing to do before you die?

To meet Rashida Jones


• 1 secret about your city?

Can’t tell or it wouldn’t be a secret…… 😉


• Biggest regret?



• Suggest something for our followers to check out.

The Roy Lichtenstein retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern

oh and my Blog http://www.Boladebanjo.tumblr.com



Wisky and WITH section


• Anything you want to say before you leave?

Thanks iLL Sessions

Domine Dirige Nos


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