The VR documentary film jointly produced by Northeast Humanitarian Innovation Hub (NEHIH) and the VR360 Stories, depicted a particular mother who is keeping all the personal effects of her abducted daughter
A Nigerian film, 'Daughters of Chibok', has been selected as the only virtual reality (VR) film from Africa to have its world premiere at the prestigious Venice film festival in the United States.
The film, which addresses the impact of the kidnapped Chibok girls on their surviving family members, also aims at keeping the authorities and the global community awake to the need to fight for the release of the remaining 112 schoolgirls still in captivity.
The VR documentary film jointly produced by Northeast Humanitarian Innovation Hub (NEHIH) and the VR360 Stories, depicted a particular mother who is keeping all the personal effects of her abducted daughter, including clothes which she washes frequently, in readiness for her return.
"These parents need to be empowered so that they don't continue to wait in poverty, more so as they have children, other than those who are yet to be reclaimed, to take care of," the Chief Executive Officer of VR360 Stories, Joel Benson, said.
It is a virtual reality documentary which transported viewers from the Yola viewing venue to Chibokvia VR where they observed among the people a mixture of a sense of loss, pain, courage, and hope.
The Chief Executive Officer of NEHIH, Ahmad Modibbo, who also spoke during the event said beyond the anguish of 112 schoolgirls unaccounted for, the people of Chibok and the rest of the Northeast suffered peculiar deprivations as occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency.