Daughters Of The Niger Delta
(56 min) Netherlands/Nigeria
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Wednesday 10/23, 3:20 PM (Session 20)

Director: Ilse van Lamoen
Producers: MIND (Media Information & Narrative Development), FLL


Daughters of the Niger Delta is an intimate film portrait of three heroines who manage to make ends meet against all odds. As their personal stories unfold, we come to see that the widely ignored environmental pollution in their backyard is not the only human rights violation affecting their lives. This documentary tells a different story about the Niger Delta than the usual media reports about oil outputs, conflict and kidnapping. The film also highlights the strength and resilience of ordinary women who have to overcome injustices that we rarely hear about in the news. Women may be the best captains to navigate the Niger Delta out of its troubled waters, if only they were given the chance. The women's stories, filmed with astounding craft and insight by peer filmmakers from their own communities, resonate with the experiences of many women around the world. It's time to listen to women's voices.


Daughters of the Niger Delta is a bottom-up film production. Instead of bringing in filmmakers to document the lives of these individuals, young women from the heart of the region were equipped with the tools and skills to accomplish it on their own. They were trained in filmmaking as part of a MIND capacity building program entitled FEMSCRIPT. As peer filmmakers, these women were encouraged to share their stories, framing the film's messages and images. Professional researchers and filmmakers couched the group but the women deserve just as much credit for the end result as the trainers, editors, and director involved in the project.

Contact Information:

MIND (Media Information & Narrative Development)
e: info@mindng.org
w: www.mindng.org
w: www.daughtersofthenigerdelta.org

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