Two film screenings at Kabafest…

At Kaduna Books and Arts Festival 2017, we will be screening two fascinating movies by Northern Nigerian filmmakers. One is Blood and Henna by Kenneth Gyang and Henna by Ishaya Bako. 

More about Henna…

Set in a small town in Northern Nigeria, Henna tells the story of Reina, a young impressionable girl of thirteen who loves school and dreams of becoming a teacher. She lives with her father and his three wives, the last of which, Amina is bedridden and suffering from VVF (Fistula). Reina has a budding friendship with Amina whom she sees more as an elder sister as she is close to her in age; however things take a turn when Reina has her first period and her father decides it is time to find her a life partner.

 

More about Blood and Henna…

Blood & Henna is a political love story set around the 90s when Nigeria was going through economic, political and rebellious turmoil.

After his local trading shop is set ablaze during military protests, Musa has to return to his hometown and re-unites with a friend, Shehu, a journalist who is on the run from the military’s crackdown on reporters. During this journey, Musa meets and falls in love with Saude, the daughter of a wealthy farmer in the local town before a series of events threaten to tear him from his home yet again.