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Watch the First Teaser for Aba Women’s Riots’ “1929” Starring Ireti Doyle, Sola Sobowale, Sam Dede

Viensa Productions and Filmone Distribution have teamed up for a new film titled “1929”.

The film was directed by Moses Eskor and it features Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Sam Dede, Becky Odungide, Enobong Ekwere, Ndifreke Umoren, Nancy Bassey and Uduak Odungide, Ngozi Okeke, Nene Antai and more.

“1929” is a true life story focusing on the Ikot Abasi women’s unrest of 1929 that claimed the lives of many women protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria.

The Women’s War, or Aba Women’s Riots, was a period of unrest in British Nigeria over November 1929. The revolt broke out when thousands of Igbo women from the Bende District, Umuahiaand other places in eastern Nigeria traveled to the town of Oloko to protest against the Warrant Chiefs, whom they accused of restricting the role of women in the government. The Aba Women’s Riots of 1929, as it was named in British colonial records, is more aptly considered a strategically executed anti-colonial revolt organized by women to redress social, political and economic grievances.

Watch the first teaser below.

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