Documentary on missing Chibok schoolgirls wins at Venice Film Festival

11 September 2019

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A documentary by a Nigerian filmmaker on the missing Chibok girls has won an award at the Venice Film Festival. 'Daughters of Chibok' won best virtual reality story at the festival's closing ceremony on Saturday night.

The documentary, which also had its premiere at the festival, tells the story of Yana Galang, whose daughter was among the 276 girls kidnapped in April 2014 from their school dormitory in Chibok, northeast Nigeria.

When the Chibok girls were kidnapped, there was global outrage, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai called them her "sisters." Then US first lady Michelle Obama, said she saw her "own daughters" in them and Hollywood stars lent their voices to the movement..

Following government negotiations with the terrorists, 107 of them were eventually released. But 112 remain missing. Read the full article on CNN here.