New short film portraying plight of rape victims screens in Lagos


For Queen Rasheed, a 24-year-old media entrepreneur, film is the most powerful tool when it comes to fighting social causes.

This was what motivated her collaboration with a popular filmmaker, Rola Olawore, to produce a short advocacy film ‘Don’t Beg Now’.

The film portrays the plight of rape victims in Nigeria. It also seeks to end the culture of silence with regard to rape.

Ms Rasheed, who owns QRTV, presented the film to the media at 355, Restaurant and Lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.

The short movie, which stars relatively new actors, Kuchi Chris, Anthony Umeh, and Sandra Iwajomo, showcases the psychological struggles and the years of regret that rape victims are subjected to in a lawless society.

She explained that the film graphically showcases the…



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