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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

07 January 2012

A Scenarios from Africa film “Raped: The Story of Essie”

This tale of love and compassion after a sexual assault is based on creative ideas written by youths from Burundi, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Kenya. Artistically magnificent, the Scenarios from Africa film was shot in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by internationally renowned Nigerian director Newton Aduaka.

Synopsis: In an African city, young Essie has been raped. She confides in Angela, who helps her to make wise decisions in the hours and days after the attack: seeking immediate medical attention, including preventative HIV treatment; cooperating closely with the police; and embracing a dialogue with her family, leading to understanding and compassion.... In short, the beginnings of a new life after the nightmare. Based on creative ideas written by Nagwanga Laborne, 13, from Namibia; Victor Ogolah, 23, from Kenya; Emmanuel Ihekwoaba, 14, from Nigeria; and Elvis Mutoni, 24, from Burundi.

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