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‘Statues Also Breathe’ for screening in honour of Chibok’s stolen girls 10 years after

  • April 4, 2024
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‘Statues Also Breathe’ for screening in honour of Chibok’s stolen girls 10 years after

By Editor

THE S.A.C Art Foundation and Chibok Parents Association will screen Statues Also Breathe amidst a discussion with the Chibok Community as a way of reaffirming commitment to remembering and acting until the last of Chibok’s stolen girls all return home from the hands of the abductors. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Nordic Hotel, 258, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time is 4:00pm

A statement from the organisers says, “Ten years ago, 276 girls were taken from their school in Chibok, and many are still missing. The world moves on quickly, but we cannot let their story be forgotten. Recent kidnappings in Nigerian schools are a grim reminder that this tragedy is far from over.

“Attendees will be treated to the private viewing of Statues Also Breathe, a film that follows the extraordinary collaborative journey of faculty, students, survivors and mothers of women who are yet to come home, to give a physical form to each of the 108 missing girls, using terracotta sculptures, in an attempt to hold the space their abduction has left behind. This powerful visual tribute invites us to reflect on the absence of the Chibok girls who are still uncounted for, and the continuing struggle of their families and community.”

A discussion with the Chibok community titled ‘Chibok Girls, 10 Years Later, Still Happening?’ will follow after the film screening to continue to raise awareness about that trafic incident 10 years ago and which still haunt the country’s psyche ever since.

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