Nigeria has been rocked by terrorism in her Northern areas by both the Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram, with the latter causing a devastating effect by kidnapping secondary school girls in Chibok back in 2014.
While the struggle to get the remaining 112 girls released goes on, even though the voices have all but quieted down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as the many economic and security problems the country faces, filmmaker Rejoice Abutsa has taken it upon himself to reignite conversation of the Chibok girls with his animated short film CapTiv Dream.
According to Mamazeus of Pulse NG, ‘CapTiv Dream’ is a must-watch for how it tackles its subject. The poetic monologue is a gripping reminder of hopes and dreams cut short by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists. It forces its audience to pause from their daily lives and reflect on the harsh realities of schoolgirls forced to bury their dreams, of mothers seeking justice to no avail and what this means for the future of Nigeria.
Watch Rejoice Abutsa’s CapTiv Dream below: