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Bintu… campaigning against rape through movie

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Tunde Kelani and producer of the film, Kabirah Kafidipe

The film, Bintu, was last week premiered in Lagos at a colourful event that had friends, colleagues and mentor of the producer in attendance.
Packaged by Karfy Communication Concepts Limited, the film is about a young lady who got raped by a very closed friend at a time she was trying to see that her sick mother gets off the sick bed. So the story is about layers of crises that lust, rape and other related vices often caused.

The producer, Kabirah Kafidipe, stated that the film is about a simple every day story told in a captivating way. She disclosed that the story was adapted from a real life incident where a girl got raped by a close friend but had difficulty narrating the experience to her family members. She maintained that the film is meant for all categories of persons since it is preaching moral.

“It is about how a lady can be careless and not mindful of what they do when they are with opposite sex. Sometimes, men when they like us, they are so lust that they could get out of control. So, the guy has an affection for a lady but to the lady, they are just friends, and she trusted him. The guy lost control and raped her and she could not get out of that trauma.”

Kafidipe said that she decided to reproduce the story in a film because it was a terrible encounter for the lady, which many ladies also get into and usually cannot explain how it happened.
According to her, after she heard about the event, she started writing the story in 2011 but was not very sure if to shoot it at that time because she never wanted to be a producer.

“In America then, some people wanted me to shoot it and I almost did it then before returning home later in 2011. But in 2014, when I traveled to America, friends started asking me again when the shooting would be done. It was then; I felt we could do it. So with supports from friends, we put heads together and invited a veteran, Dele Odule to join us in Chicago and we produced it.

“And I actually loved the outcome. I am going to travel back to America because we are going to be celebrating it there.”
She revealed that she sponsored the production of the film though with support from some few individuals.
Narrating her experience shooting abroad, she said “It was not easy at all because we had to make it as nice as possible and was not out to compete with anybody, I was just trying to make a good film.

“So you can imagine what making a standard film can take from you. However, the crew members were very supportive. We are all youth, we put heads together and with the support of uncle Odule we were able to achieve this much. We started the shooting in the United States and we brought it back home to complete.”



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