Waiting for Hassana

  • Waiting for Hassana
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title : Still I wait [working Title]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Short
Running time : 10 (in minutes)

In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria-by dawn, nearly all had disappeared, and their school was burned to the ground. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.

A film by Ifunanya Maduka

Nigeria, 2017, Short documentary, 10 mins

Producers: Uzodinma Iweala, Ifunanya Maduka
Co-producers: Victor Okhai, Jennifer Tiexiera
Executive producers: Nnamdi Asomugha, Edward Tyler Nahem, Ann Rubenstein Tisch, Andrew Tisch
Associate producers: Uzoamaka Maduka, Marjon Javadi, Abiola Oke
Senior Color Producer: Andrew McLintock

Director: Ifunanya Maduka
Music by Saul Simon MacWilliams
Cinematography by Victor Okhai
Film Editing by Jennifer Tiexiera
Sound: Pius Fatoke
Consulting editor: Luca Campanale

Kaaranja Daniel
Josh Ludmir
Rob Meyer
David Oyelowo
Jessica Oyelowo
Adam Pines
Tony Tagoe
Dehanza Rogers

Very special thanks
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Mateo Prado

Gombe Road Productions
Iam21 Entertainment

2017 | Sundance Film Festival, USA
* World Premiere / Première Mondiale
* Projection / Screening: Friday 20 January 2017, 6:30 PM, Redstone Cinema 1
* Projection / Screening: Sunday 22 January 2017, 9:00 PM, Broadway Centre Cinema 6
* Projection / Screening: Monday 23 January 2017, 5:30 PM, Yarrow Hotel Theatre
* Projection / Screening: Thrusday 26 January 2017, 9:00 PM, Yarrow Hotel Theatre


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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