Ninah’s Dowry

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Genre:  Family, Drama, African
Country: Cameroon
Subtitles: No
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min.
Director:  Victor Viyuoh
Producer:  Victor Viyuoh, Hilarius Chefuh, Daniel Tan
Website:  Ninah’s Dowry

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At 20, Ninah is a hardened wife of 7 years and a mother of 3 who is stuck in an abusive relationship with no hope of change. When news of her gravely ill father reaches her, she disobeys her husband’s orders and goes to speak her peace to the man who put her in bondage. After her father dies, Ninah does not return home but stays instead to run a small restaurant.

To her siblings horror, Ninah reconnects with her childhood boyfriend. When news reaches her husband that Ninah is pregnant, he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take back his wife.

Unable to come up with the money, Ninah is dragged through the public squares on the way home. Knowing that she is headed to a life of unending abuse and possibly death, Ninah devises ways to escape.

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