Nollywood Indie Short Film: When Fishes Drown


I found out about the AfriNolly Short Film Competition on Google +, and was thrilled when I finally got an opportunity to watch the finalists’ entries.  They were all so different in the stories they told and the methods used to tell those stories.  And I have to admit, it was a welcome change to the typical Nollywood movies.

Season One is over, and Bemigho Awala emerged as the winner.  Season Two started on September 1st and ends on November 30, 2013.  So, if you have been considering entering for it, why not just give it a shot?

I found it hard to pick one which I would say was my all-time favorite, but this particular film titled ‘When Fishes Drown‘ really struck me because of the serious message behind it, i.e. domestic violence / violence against women. The synopsis reads as follows:

This film, which serves as an advocacy material against domestic violence, tells the story of a young hardworking guy who witnesses domestic violence both at work and at home. He usually turns a deaf ear to these victims, especially his neighbour but soon learns that the simplest actions actually could avert cases of domestic violence.

Watch it and let me know your thoughts.

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