Blurring Nollywood and Documentary : Human Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

the Nollywood styled Documentary Film on Sex Trafficking Victims from Nigeria to Belgium.

Visuel du projet Blurring Nollywood and Documentary : Human Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe
Réussi
25
Contributions
08/03/2019
Date de fin
2 335 €
Sur 2 000 €
117 %

Blurring Nollywood and Documentary : Human Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

<p><strong>Support the creation of the first Nollywood-documentary on Human Trafficking of Nigerian girls to Europe for sexual exploitation.</strong></p> <p>All they know is they are coming to make money and send back home to take care of their families, build them houses, pay school fees and make them live luxurious lifestles. Even when they already know will be engaged in sex work. But what nobody ever tells them is that they will exploit you, rape you, use your body to make money for themselves till you pay 30 THOUSAND EUROS, 40 THOUSAND EUROS, 50 THOUSAND EUROS or even 60 THOUSAND EUROS! No one will be there to help when they are violating, abusing or killing you. You die mentally. You will die spiritually. Before you die physically because of you owe in your hand, a DEBT OF DEATH...</p> <p>It is based on this social catastrophe, inhuman and criminal modern day slavery that it is important that we, some Nigeria filmmakers in Europe, capture the tragedy of sex trafficking between Nigeria and Belgium. We want to lend a very loud voice to this fight against luring vulnerable poor women, sometimes UNDERAGED of less than SIXTEEN years, traveling through the hell of the Sahara desert, atimes kidnapped, mostly raped, risk the possibilities of drowning across the open deep mediterranen sea before facing the realities of evil that await them when, and if, they make it to Europe alive. While in Europe they face the most difficult emotional and mental abuse and forced to make money, at all costs! They are beaten by pimps and abusive clients. Sometimes stabbed severally like the case of the Nigerian girl, Eunice, another vicitim of trafficking that was buried in May, 2018!</p> <p><strong>Since NOLLYWOOD has become very popular in the lives of Nigerians, how can this medium become a useful Tool in Fighting International Sex Trafficking between Nigeria and Europe?</strong></p> <p>Owing to the early 1990&rsquo;s downturn of the Nigeria economy and other social reasons, many Nigerian women fled their West-African country to Europe. Lots of these women went to work in the sex industry. The initial destination was Italy, but soon the trail moved on to cities in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and other countries. They are by far the largest national group of African sex workers in Europe, although it is impossible to know exactly how many women are involved in this business, considering the fact that they essentially live undocumented lives. They are afraid to speak out and talking to the police is impossible because they do not want to be deported as their madams and sponsors warn them, also for the fact they had taken a scary voodoo oath to be loyal and complete every cent of the up to 65,000 Euros that they owe in DEBT!</p> <p>TEAM</p> <p><strong>Azubuike Erinugha - director/producer</strong></p> <p><strong>Aka Zubi,&nbsp;a reknowned Nollywood film director, explores the boundaries of documentary and Nollywood conventions to convey a message to Nigerian girls back home. Interviews with stakeholders and victims are intertwined in a powerful reality based tale of a migration stories gone wrong.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/562577/Zubi_Collage-1546206059-1546563474.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Chris Ofili - Associate Producer</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/572331/DOC-20190219-WA0001-1550676375.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Heidi Rettmeyer &ndash; assistant director</p> <p>Heidi has a versatile film production experience of more then twenty-five years. Heidi is the assistant director of the film as well as the leader of the Brussels production team. Heidi is in charge of the production supervision, editing and art direction.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/562578/Heidi_Collage-1546206073-1546563609.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Axel Berhaut-streel &ndash; director of photography</p> <p>Axel is the originally trained as a film processor having worked in film laboratories, lighting and cinematography. Axel gained most of his experience for putting in several years behind the camera for very successful documentary films.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/562579/Axel_Collage-1546206093-1546563625.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Eddy Mun &ndash; second director of photography</p> <p>With his documentary film, &ldquo;Uncertain Future&rdquo;, Eddy Mun is the current best documentary award winner in the biggest film award in Africa, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2018). Eddy is a first class cinematographer, sound recordist and editor.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/562039/Eddy_Collage-1546206108.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Sophie Samyn - Project Manager</p> <p>Last year, Sophie traveled from Belgium to Nigeria, after living in Italy for a while, to conduct first hand interviews for her full research: &quot;Indentured Sex Work Migration From Edo State to Europe.&quot; Sophie is the project manager of our team.</p>

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<p>Allocation of funds</p> <p>We really need your support for the production of this film. The initial funding of this film is from the private savings of the filmmaker. But the depth and facets of information driving this film are enermous! For a more authentic production the project will complete filming series of interviews in Brussels, Antwerp, Hasselt before proceeding to Rovigo and a few other cities in Italy, the bedrock of arrivals from the Mediternean Sea. Afterwards, the production will proceed to various cities in Nigeria. Basically, the support we are asking from you is to cover most parts of our travel costs.</p> <p>If we realize more money than we have asked we will be extremely happy to let you know and that means we already have funds to start editing and other postproduction tasks as sound supervision and colour grading. With your assistance we hopefully plan the premiere and release of this heart-wrenching film in the Summer of 2019!</p> <p>GOOD NEWS is that you will also GAIN from your support! We have a lot of give-aways for every money you donate to our project. We would love to appreciate your donation in our own special ways, so that is why we will make sure you are rewarded for your free will donations!</p>

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Thank you

5 €

We will send you a specialized THANK YOU message for your support!
  • 1 contribution

Thank you + mentioning at premiere

10 €

We will send you a specialized THANK YOU message for your support! You will also be mentioned at the premiere of the film!
  • 4 contributions

Thank you + DVD

20 €

You will get an official DVD copy of the film!
  • 2 contributions

DVD + credits

35 €

You will get an official DVD copy of the film! Also, your name will appear in the end CREDITS of the film!

Ticket + Poster

50 €

You will get an automatic ticket to the film premiere or screening, and an official DVD copy of the film! You will also get a copy of the official Film Poster signed by the filmmakers and your name will appear in the end CREDITS of the film!
  • 5 contributions

Meet & greet dinner

75 €

You will get an automatic ticket to the film premiere or screening, and an official DVD copy of the film! You will also get a copy of the official Film Poster signed by the filmmakers, your name will appear in the end CREDITS of the film and you will be the special guest to a “meet and greet” dinner with the producers and director!
  • 2 contributions

VIP

100 €

You will get 5 VIP tickets to the film premiere and an official DVD copy of the film! You will also get a copy of the official Film Poster signed by the filmmakers, your name will appear in the end CREDITS of the film and you will be the special guest to a “meet and greet” dinner with the producers and director! You will also go home with a special souvenir!
  • 3 contributions

Associate Producer

150 €

You will be listed as an Associate Producer! Your name will reflect your status in the end credits of the film. You will get 5 VIP tickets to the film premiere and an official 5 DVD copies of the film! You will also get 5 copies of the official Film Posters signed by the filmmakers! You will be the special guest to a “meet and greet” dinner with the producers and director! You will also go home with a special souvenir!
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