Femmes du Niger (Nigeria: 1993)


Anne-Laure Folly


This documentary explores the female struggle for Nigeria and  democracy. In the elections of 1993 the fathers and husbands of Nigerian women voted in place of them. The documentary interviews the women that struggle for their human rights, and the brutality that some of the women face while speaking up. While voicing their opinion, they fear being verbally and physically attacked by the ayatollahs, Islamic religious leaders. The women join together to make themselves heard, however are still denied of their most basic voting rights. The film focuses on Islamic fundamentalism and how this intervenes and prevents women from their goal of a democratic society.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr., Emmanuel Akyeampong, Steven J. Niven. “Folly, Anne Laure.” African Biography 1 (2012): 379. Print.

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