Can a theater performance on a floating stage in a Nigerian slum break the culture of silence about women's violence and oppression?
Imagine a floating theatre stage in Makoko, the largest slum on water in Nigeria. Ifeoma's dream is to perform there, to raise women out of oppression, convince them to speak out and to encourage them to connect - both the women of Makoko and the women in Ifeoma's own life. She will cast young women from the slum, who are subjected to the same fate as many women in Nigeria, to play alongside the cast of the exhilarating and pulsating theatrical show "Hear Word!".
80' / colour
Original title: MRS. F.
Dir: Chris van der Vorm
Prod: Volya Films - Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
Sc: Chris van der Vorm
D.O.P.: Bert Haitsma
Completed: March 2019
Language: English, Yoruba
Chris van der Vorm:
First feature length documentary.
SIDE BY SIDE (2014, doc), CONNECTED (2013, short).
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