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Daughters Of The Niger Delta nominated for Abuja International Film Festival

MIND is pleased to invite the general public to the premiere of the film 'Daughters of the Niger Delta' which has been nominated for an award at the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF). 
Date: Thursday, 26th September 2013
Time: 5pm prompt
Venue: Silverbird Centre, 4th Floor, Plot 1161 Memorial Drive, by Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja
Daughters of the Niger Delta tells a different story about the Niger Delta than the usual media reports about oil outputs, conflict, and kidnapping. The film gives a taste of everyday life in the region through the eyes of three ordinary women: Hannah, Naomi, and Rebecca.
We see them struggling to build lives of dignity for themselves in the beautiful but pollution-marred Niger Delta region. As their personal stories unfold, we come to see that the widely ignored environmental pollution in their backyard is not the only injustice that undermines women's human rights.
Daughters of the Niger Delta is a bottom-up film production. Rather than bringing in external filmmakers to document the lives of women, young women from the heart of the region were equipped with the tools and skills to do so themselves. They were trained in filmmaking as part of a MIND capacity building program entitled FEMSCRIPT. The aim was to give local women control over the information and images produced out about them, enabling them to say in their own words what matters to them.
'An important and thought-provoking piece that personalizes our understanding of the Niger Delta'
- Carmen McCain, Weekly Trust
'The producers have, as never before, brought to public attention the stark realities on ground in respect of the human rights of women and children'
- Hauwa Imam, The Nation
MIND, the lead producer of the film, seeks to analyse current affairs through the lens of of those who rarely have a chance to publicly air their views - including women and girls.


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