'Daughters of the Niger Delta' is an intimate film portrait of three ordinary women in the Niger Delta who
manage to make ends meet against all odds. As their personal stories unfold, we come to see that the
widely ignored environmental pollution in their backyard is not the only human rights violation affecting their lives.
Rather than repeating the usual media stories about oil outputs, conflict, and kidnapping, 'Daughters of
the Niger Delta' focuses on the strength and resilience of three everyday heroines who overcome
hardship and give their children hope for a better future. Women may be the best captains to navigate the Niger Delta out of its troubled waters – if only they would get the chance.
Daughters of the Niger Delta was filmed by 9 young women from the Niger Delta (Bayelsa State, Delta
State & Rivers State). They were trained in filmmaking as part a MIND capacity building project entitled FEMSCRIPT (mindng.org/projects/femscript.html). Their unique film footage depicts daily life in the beautiful Niger Delta wetlands that are marred by over 40 years of oil and gas pollution.
MIND (mindng.org) in partnership with FLL (f-l-l.nl)
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja, Nigeria (abuja.diplo.de/)