The Milkmaid



synopsis

Aisha, a Fulani milkmaid, is searching for her younger sister, Zainab after a forced separation. Dire personal circumstances force her to approach the extremists who were responsible for their predicament in the first instance, but she is determined to find her despite the compromises she must make to do so. Awards: Best Film, AMAA 2020; Best Nigerian Film, AMAA 2020; Best Make-up, AMAA 2020; Nigeria's submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar 2021

cast

Anthonieta Kalunta, Maryam Booth, Gambo Usman Kona, Patience Okpala, Abubakar Mohammed, Nasiru Musa, Faruq Usman Kona, Umar Magaji, Saleh Suleiman

directed by

Desmond Ovbiagele

director's bio

A former investment banker, Desmond Ovbiagele's debut feature film, "Render to Caesar," was selected to screen in official competition at FESPACO in 2015, as well as at the Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles.

screenwriter

Desmond Ovbiagele

producer

Desmond Ovbiagele

runtime

136 minutes

country

Nigeria

category

Feature Narrative

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