NINAH’S DOWRY, A film by Victor Viyuoh
Ninah, a runaway wife whose husband finds out that she is pregnant and sets out to recover the bride price that he paid or take home the woman that he owns. By any means necessary!
Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Independent Filmmakers to watch, Victor Viyuoh wrote and directed the short MBOUTOUKOU, which was filmed entirely on location in Cameroon, Africa. In one year, Mboutoukou played at over 100 festivals including Venice, New Directors/New Films and Rotterdam. Beginning with its nomination for the 2002 Student Academy Awards, Mboutoukou won over 20 awards including Best Short at SXSW, Best Short at Urbanworld, and the Rights of the Child Award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
NINAH’S DOWRY is his debut feature and it was a recipient of the Global Film Initiative’s production grant. It premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival where it won the Best Film as well as the Best Actress in a Foreign Film awards. It has won over 30 awards so far, including: Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film awards at the 2013 Festival International du Film PanAfrican de Cannes; Best Actress, Best Cameroonian Film, and festival Jury Prize at Ecrans Noirs; the Audience awards at the Big Muddy International Film Festival and the World Audience Award at the Phoenix Film festival. Ninah’s Dowry has screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, FESPACO and the Festival de Cannes. Read more
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