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Ninah's Dowry



Name: Ninah's Dowry

Country: Kamerun, USA

Year of publication: 2012

Format: Blu-ray

Color: b/w

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 95 Minuten

Direction: Viyuoh, Victor

Screenplay: Viyuoh, Victor


Sound: JEDI

Actor: Seikeh, Mbufung; Nwunembom, Anurin

Guest: Viyuoh, Victor; Bello, Balkisu Issa


At just 13, Ninah is married off to a former soldier in exchange for a noble dowry. It soon becomes apparent that her husband is prone to violence and he hits her and their three children. When Ninah is called back to her home village because her father is on his deathbed, she decides not to return to her husband. She opens a small restaurant and slowly recovers, physically and emotionally, from her martyrdom. Until her husband learns about her new life.

NINAH’S DOWRY is the first feature film by Victory Viyuoh. His European grand premiere was in 2013 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), where Viyuoh recalled that despite dramatic difficulties in the filming process, he wanted to demonstrate that directors from Cameroon can also film ambitious feature films. The juries of numerous festivals have awarded him high praise, with more than 30 prizes to his credit, such as the best feature film award at the Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes.