"This is a watershed moment for women's filmmaking on the African continent. We are women working together with no governments or other institutions involved - truly independent film-making" --Tsitsi Dangarembga, Executive Producer
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Bullied by the glamour girls in her class, frustrated with her mother’s inability to discuss sex, 14 year old Nnenna explores the intimacies of love and sexuality with her best friend's brother. African women collaborate to tell an African story in this moving Nigerian high school drama.
Neither Mum nor the biology will answer Nnenna's questions about sex, menstruation and all the new things 14 year old Nnenna experiences in her body and emotions. Older sister Adaora tries to help, but, she's busy bunking out of the house for the social life Mum forbids. The "belles" in Nnenna's class mock Nnenna for her boyish frame and late start to her periods. But it's Nnenna that Kunle, the most attractive boy in the school falls for. Ify, one of the belles, goes after Kunle, pushing Nnenna to prove to Kunle that she is as sexy and attractive as the belles are. When Mum finds out about the relationship, Nnenna escapes Mum's violent punishments to find solace in Kunle's arms. The two young people do not foresee the consequences coming their way.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Executive producer, creative producer, story editor
Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, screenwriter, co-producer
Ifeoma Chukuwogu, director