TALATU

SET IN AN IDP CAMP, REVEALS THE MENTAL INSTABILITY AND TRAUMA SUFFERED BY TALATU, A YOUNG MOTHER AND VICTIM, WHOSE JOY, CHILDREN AND FAMILY is SLAUGHTERED IN COLD BLOOD; DURING INSURGENCY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

  • SENATE Ewah Blakspirit
    Director
    Social Lives, Boko Halal, Dial 112, The Confessor
  • SENATE EWAH
    Writer
    Dial 112, Confessor
  • PRINCESS UGOJI
    Producer
  • JESAM OKOI
    Producer
  • APKA ABOJONYENE MARY
    Key Cast
    IF ONLY, HOLDING ON
  • KAY C JOY
    Key Cast
    BOKO HALAL, THE CONFESSOR
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 38 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Nigeria
  • Country of Filming:
    Nigeria
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV 1920: 1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Zuma Film Festival
    Abuja
    Nigeria
    December 8, 2018
    Winner, 🏆 Best short Film
  • Zambian Film Festival
    Zambia
    Zambia
    October 26, 2021
    Official selection
Director Biography - SENATE Ewah Blakspirit

Writer / Thespian / Advocacy Film maker/ Social Engineer

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Director Statement

In the wake of ethnic / religious crisis in Northern Nigeria, a new wave of migration began and people , especially women and children are forced to seek refuge in neighbouring communities or find themselves living through traumatic stress in IDPs. Talatu represents every woman , mother who has lost everything , including her 3months old baby to insurgency. The traumatic disorder caused by these loses are keenly documented in this short session with a care giver in one of those IDP tents across the the sahara.
TALATU lives each day fight her virtual killers as she suffers a mental disorder peculiar to "Breast feeding mothers" - in shock.