INTERVIEW: How my ‘Daughters of Chibok’ film is changing lives

Nigerian documentary filmmaker, Kachi Benson, attracted international attention after his short film, ‘Daughters of Chibok’ won best virtual reality story at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in September.

He is the first African to win the coveted award.

The film tells the story of one of the kidnapped girls from Chibok, Rifkatu Yakubu.

The first-ever VR film on the infamous Chibok kidnappings also centres on Yana Galang, a woman leader in Chibok, whose daughter was among the kidnapped Chibok girls.

Less than a year after the film was released, the impact is still being felt especially by the people of Chibok. Benson recently undertook an ambitious task of powering 93 homes in Chibok. He tells PREMIUM TIMES more in this interview.

PT: How long did it take you to shoot…

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