Coping With The Boko Haram Insurgency” is a two part Documentary filmed in Nigeria in the aftermath of the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign in Chibok, produced by Kayode Ogundamisi and Hona Africa.
Part one, "Reclaiming Maiduguri" focuses on Maiduguri, a 30 minute drive from Sambisa, the stronghold of Boko Haram. It examines how the people are trying to survive and coping with the Boko Haram insurgency in the town. Part one also shows the relic of the mosque which was founded by the late leader and Founder of Boko Haram Mohammed Yusuf, where he used to live, at the railway compound.
Part two of the Documentary, Inside The IDP Camps" focuses entirely on the Internally Displaced Persons; their new lives as refugees, their living conditions, their experiences of being displaced, their suffering and how they have overcome the challenges.
The Documentary reveals the shocking fact that Boko Haram was initially supported by large numbers of people, who genuinely thought that the preaching of Boko Haram founder provided an alternative to the neglect of Nigerian governments over the decades. It focuses on this in particular with regards to the corruption of and impoverishment of Northern Nigeria by the Northern economic and political elite. The film also shows how people have accepted the crisis as a way of life, and developed ways in which to cope and to survive.
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- Kayode Ogundamisi
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