We are excited to know that the Aba’s women riot of 1929 is being made into a movie!
The year 1929 is popularly known for the Aba Women’s Riots. Thousands of Igbo women were gathered to challenge British authority and also protest against oppressive tax collectors. The two months of protest, led by an elderly woman, Nwanyeruwa and her four friends, brought about a lot of changes in the administration of colonial system.
90 years after this historic event, we will have the chance to see how these women fought for themselves, their families and the society at large.
The movie features Sola Sobowale and Ireti Doyle, two powerful women known in the industry for their fierceness and how they pour themselves into any work of art they are involved in.
With the aim to educate the younger generation, the movie will be in cinemas on the 19th of April.
Watch the teaser here
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Viensa Productions and Filmone Distribution presents 1929, a film directed by @Moses.eskor featuring @Solasobowale @Iretidoyle @Samdedesdx @loisakpabio @beckygermeo @anieakan @madis_sullivan @jhenniefynne #1929TheFilm , a true life story is set on the Ikot Abasi women, Opobo Division unrest of 1929 that claimed the lives of many women protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria. ********** @ndyakan @viensaniger @filmoneng #1929TheMovie #Coming soon #Anticipate
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