Waiting for Hassana

Ifunanya MadukaNigeria10 minutes201714AColourHausa

View Waiting for Hassana during the Share Her Journey Short Film Programme event.

In 2014, the extremist organization Boko Haram kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. Waiting for Hassana is a harrowing first-person account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana — one of the many girls still unaccounted for.

Sub-Saharan AfricaWar + TerrorismFemale ExperienceHuman RightsFemale DirectorDocumentary