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Desmond Ovbiagele's 'The Milkmaid' is Nigeria's Oscar 2021 submission

'The Milkmaid', a film on insurgency and gender based violence is Nigeria’s official submission for the International Feature Film (IFF) category of the Oscars.

'The Milkmaid' movie directed by Desmond Ovbiagele

The committee confirmed the film on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 while revealing it beat three other films in the final voting stage. Contending films include 'Ibi' (The Birth), 'Voiceless', 'Eyimofe', 'Sanitation Day' and the Mo Abudu produced 'Oloture' which is currently embroiled in a copyright infringement scandal.

Written and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele, the film explores the harsh reality of insurgency in Northern Nigeria using the story of two Fulani sisters, Aisha and Zainab who get kidnapped by insurgents. It stars Anthonieta Kalunta, Maryam Booth, and Gambo Usman Kona.

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Already a trailblazer, 'The Milkmaid' is also a highflyer at this year's Africa Movie Academy Awards with eight nominations including the Best film category.

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