Patience Ozokwor, Segun Arinze And More To Feature In Emem Isong’s Movie ‘Zahra’
Rise Up’s Champions for Change, with funding from the Ford Foundation, have partnered with Royal Arts Academy to produce an emotional film ‘Zahra’.
Zahra is a movie about a young 15-year-old girl in Northern Nigeria who goes through the harrowing experience of having her village attacked and her family killed by marauding terrorists. She ends up in an IDP camp where she hopes to find refuge to grieve the loss of her family and dreams but alas that was not to be as she discovers the IDP turns out to be another type of hell.
How she strives to overcome the squalor, hoarding and theft of food and medical supplies, violence by gangs within the camp, sexual harassment and temptations of prostitution etc are all explored in the film.
The movie stars Kannywood’s Sani Danja, as well as Nollywood’s Patience Ozokwor, Victor Olaotan, Shawn Faqua, Nicole Ndigwe, Funmi Eko-Ezeh and much more. It was produced by award-winning producer Emem Isong and directed by Chris Eneaji, Story was by Uduak Oguamanam and Vivian Chiji.
‘Zahra’ will be screened in cinemas (limited release) on March 10, 2017.