Partially blinded by an unknown illness aged 4 and sent out to work on the tough streets of Kano in Nigeria aged 9, Aisha Sani Abdullahi's life chances were not great. However, a chance meeting sent Aisha's life in a completely different direction.
Aisha's Song is an energetic and beautifully shot 16mm documentary that uses the sounds of street life in Kano in order to create a vibrant and organic soundscape.
Musically lush and uplifting, the film is a positive story of female empowerment from a part of the world where women are all too often overlooked.
The film was made for Girl Hub and to find out more about some of the issues at the heart of the film please go to: girlhub.org
Director / Producer Orlando von Einsiedel
Cinematographer Franklin Dow
Editors Peta Ridley & Katie Bryer
Composer Patrick Jonsson
Assistant Producer Patrick Vernon
Executive Producers Ben Gallagher, Jumoke Adekunle, Mark Sanderson & Jon Drever
The film has been officially selected into a number of top festivals including:
Plus Camerimage 2011
Brief Encounters 2011
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012
Branchage Film Festival 2011
The film recently won the 2012 Special Jury Prize at the Media That Matters film festival in New York