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Virtual Reality Story ‘Daughters of Chibok’ wins big at Venice Film Festival

Kachi Benson’s movie, ‘Daughters of Chibok, has been awarded the best virtual reality story at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

The film tells the story of the abduction of the 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state.

premiere at the festival, the virtual reality (VR) documentary tells the story of Yana Galang, whose daughter was among the kidnapped girls.

“Daughter of Chibok” represented African in the category alongside 12 other VR films selected from around the world.

Benson, the film’s director, in his acceptance speech, said, “with this VR film, all I wanted to do was to take the world to the women of Chibok”.

“Who five years after their daughters had been kidnapped, are still living with the incredible pain of their absence,” he said.

“I felt it was wrong for us to forget or even doubt and move on.”

“I still can’t believe this. It’s like a dream….our VR film #daughtersofchibok won a Lion Award in the VR category of the Venice biennale!!!!! Somebody tell me it’s a dream!!!!,” he wrote.

Benson, who runs a virtual reality film studios, VR360 in Lagos, also shared more thoughts on the award on his instagram page.

You will recall that 276 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in Borno state.

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Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing, and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another

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