Watch the teaser for historical Nollywood movie, 1929, free on Sidomex
The film, which is a clear depiction of the historical Aba Women Riot of 1929 was directed by Moses Eskor and stars some Nollywood finest like 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 Aba women’s unrest of 1929 that claimed the lives of many women protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria. Thes women are fearless and they are ready to die for what they believe in.
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, Umuahia and other places in eastern Nigeria travelled 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.
The Women’s War took months for the government to suppress and became a historic example of feminist and anti-colonial protest.
Watch the first teaser video here.