Too young to bury. Too old to be forgotten

When you suffer a miscarriage as a woman, it is the loss of a child, not merely a foetus. In Nigeria, the support system in hospitals and also from the larger community for such women, is different from that extended to a woman who brings a baby home after delivery.
Also, the fact the foetuses are simply discarded with no burial sites to go to, provokes a certain longing and emotion many mothers are unable to describe.
For Mabel Adinya Ade, whether her foetuses went down the toilet, were picked on toilet roll, miscarried at eight months, or were too young to bury, they were definitely too old to be forgotten.

  • Sebari DS Umaru
  • Adie Vanessa Offiong
  • Adie Vanessa Offiong
  • Mabel Adinya Ade
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    6 minutes 45 seconds
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    January 30, 2020
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    700 USD
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Director Biography - Sebari DS Umaru

Sebari DS Umaru, is a cinematographer and award-winning director with over 25 years experience in the entertainment business. She has shot, directed and produced dramas and documentaries for television, primarily in the UK and now in Nigeria, where she was the series producer for ‘Wetin Dey,’ an episodic drama on HIV prevention for the BBC Media Action.
Sebari holds an MA in Producing Film and TV from Royal Holloway, University f London where she was awarded the prestigious BBC scholarship in Producing. She has also worked in the development sector (DFiD, World Bank) as a Project Manager and Communications/Knowledge consultant focusing on the Ease of Doing Business, Growing and Employment (Private Sector Development.)

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