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From Cameroonian filmmaker Victor Viyuoh comes a drama titled Ninah’s Dowry, his feature film debut. The film tells the story of Ninah, a wife who flees her abusive husband. When Ninah’s husband discovers that she is pregnant, he goes after her, determined either to recover his dowry payment or to bring her home. The filmmaker says that the film is inspired by the true story of his cousin, who was an excellent student forced to abandon her studies to marry a physically abusive man. After bearing three children, his cousin found the abuse unbearable and ran away. Her husband pursued her, demanding that she return his dowry money. When she was unable to pay him the money, her husband »

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