Nigeria’s film producer and actress, Judith Audu, is set to release a documentary on breast and cervical cancer awareness.
According to the actress, the documentary, titled “Tame the silent killer”, was conceived after she lost her close friend to the disease.
Audu said that the documentary, which was put together by an all-female team, was out to enlighten people about the dreaded killer responsible for the death of women, especially in Nigeria.
Noting that breast and cervical cancer is recorded as the number one killer of women in Nigeria, Audu revealed that the documentary will help to reduce this trend by creating awareness about the health issue.
“It was a very painful loss for me and for the loved ones she left behind. It was even more painful when I came to realise that is one more death that could have been avoided, if she had acted on it immediately she was diagnosed. I got to also discover breast and cervical cancer is the number 1 killer of women at the moment in Nigeria, it is a problem hitting women and because of how personal the parts we are talking about is, I decided to put together an all-female crew to do this documentary so women would feel free to talk about it,” she said.
The actress was the director of the documentary while Sarah Tiamiyu served as the Director of Photography; Uyoyou Adia, 2nd Camera Unit; Ates Brown, Editor; Onu Rosemaryjoy Chiwendu, Sound Recordist; Martina Ofem ‘April Talker’, Behind the Scene Pictures; Nkwocha Precious-Flora, Gaffer; as well as Nollywood actress Omowunmi Dada, production manager assistant.
The documentary is expected to be released and screened in October in cinemas all over the country. It will be available to the viewing public on as many platforms as possible.