Waiting for Hassana

Waiting for Hassana

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

Year:  2017
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: Nigeria
Language: Hausa
Runtime: 10 mins

Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka

Director Bio

Funa Maduka is a Nigerian-American filmmaker and professional cinephile, with a focus on world cinema. Previously, Funa worked on the film, "Half of a Yellow Sun," and on "Building a Dream," a documentary about the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. She holds degrees from Harvard and Cornell University. "Waiting for Hassana" is her first film.


Director:  Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka
Executive Producer:  Nnamdi Asomugha, Edward Tyler Nahem, Ann and Andrew Tisch
Producer:  Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka, Uzodinma Iweala
Screenwriter: Ifunanya "Funa" Maduka
Cinematographer: Victor Okhai
Editor: Jennifer Tiexiera
Sound Designer: Jon Greasley, Brian Harrower
Music: Saul Simon MacWilliams
Additional Credits: Sound Engineer: Pius Fatoke, Colorist: Beau Leon, Jonah Braun


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