COMMON MAN by Stanlee Ohikhuare won the Essence Award at the International Peace & Film Festival in Orlando Florida.
Common Man (Nigeria), directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare
Ailia (Egypt & United Arab Emirates), directed by Sameh Salem
The Living God: Medicine and The Ancient Meetei Civilisation (India), directed by Prakas Aheibam
The Forgotten Ones of Karaganda (Spain, Kazakhstan), directed by Enrique Gaspar Rodriguez
Einen Koffer (Mexico), directed by Sergio E. Aviles
For My Children (Sweden), directed by Jerzy Donus
Tariro (United Kingdom), directed by Ian W Bennett MBKS
Defenders of Life (France), directed by Dana Ziyasheva
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THE MAKING OF COMMON MAN
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ULTIMATELY – COMPELLING FILMMAKING IS A GAME CHANGER.
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WATCH THE MAKING OF VERDICT HERE
It won an AWARD OF MERIT at the CANADA SHORTS - Film Festival. Oblivious stars Kiki Omeili, Deyemi Okanlawon and Uzor Osimkpa.
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