Our Choice: "Mass Abduction in Chibok" - a documentary about abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

2014 year. Northern Nigeria, the city of Chibok. On the night of April 14-15, terrorists from the Islamic organization Boko Haram attacked a boarding school and stole 276 girls from the hostel. On the way to the Sambis forest, where the terrorists were going to keep captives, some of the schoolgirls were able to escape. The rest did not know where they were being taken and what would happen next.

The Nigerian government was in no hurry to save the girls from captivity, while their parents and other residents of Nigeria went to rallies. Then there was the action “Bring Back Our Girls”, which caused a wide public outcry. With a sign with the inscription

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Michelle Obama and Hollywood stars. All this largely influenced the decision of officials to begin negotiations with Boko Haram as soon as possible. Three years later - in 2017 - a terrorist group made a deal and released 103 girls.

But still 113 more people remain in captivity.

Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram's documentary directed by Jemma Atwal tells the story of how the girls survived the three years they live now, about what they dream and what they want to do in the future.

This picture is an opportunity to be inspired by strong, unbroken girls and see how people live in modern Africa.

You can watch the movie "Mass Abduction in Chibok" at at Amediateka .

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