Opening Night Film: Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Gemma Atwal
2018 | 75 mins
Countries of Production: Nigeria, United Kingdom
Country Featured: Nigeria
New York Premiere | Filmmakers in Attendance

Meet the young women whose kidnapping by Boko Haram, a militant terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, drew global attention and inspired the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls. Through exclusive interviews, see how girls who managed to escape are adapting to life after their imprisonment as thousands of women and girls remain captives of Boko Haram today.

A conversation with filmmakers Karen Edwards and Sasha Achilli, Chidinma Irene Nwoye, and Shobana Shankar, moderated by Faith Salie follows the film.

The documentary debuts on October 22 on HBO.

Co-presented by African Film Festival, Inc. and HBO Documentary Films