Waiting for Hassana

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The breaking news in April 2014 of 276 student girls kidnapped by Boko Haram while taking their year-end exams at a Nigerian school still burns—most of them remain missing. Through the eyes of Jessica, a student who escaped, the viewer glimpses both the terror and the confusion of this night while learning of the electric force of her dear friend Hassana. This film astutely masters the tension between the joy of surviving and the guilt for doing so. For Jessica, there is strength and healing in sharing her story.  KR

Filmmaker Q&A following screening

Director

Ifunanya Maduka

Producers

Ifunanya Maduka, Uzodinma Iweala

Editor

Jennifer Tiexiera

Cinematographer

Victor Okhai

Release Year

2017

Festival Year

2017

Country

Nigeria

Run Time

11 minutes

Subtitled

Yes