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1. It is six (6) years already, since the abduction of April 14th, 2014 In Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok, where 503 students were on School extension writing their Final High School Exams (WAEC/NECO)
#6YearsTooLong #ChibokStory
2. The School is the only high School in the entire LGA and the community requested as it be turned to Co-education School for male students to also have access because of the closeness to their farming communities.
3. Thus; the reason of having large number of students in that school at the time of abduction. Many have questioned that, it wasn't possible to have that large number of students in a Village School. Note: The Chibok is a missionary hub, they started education early and still do
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1) We got another film rejection for @MTAWdocumentary for a bigger film festival. We have been successful in almost every Native festival and festivals that reserve space for Native films. I understand that we cannot be accepted into every festival, we're noticing some themes.
2) Our feedback for one festival was,"I wanted to hear more Native voices on the mascot issue. And see more of the beautiful culture." Natives have been voicing our opinions on the mascot issue since the 1960s and remain ignored. Sometimes it just seems like we can't win.
3) Film festivals want Poverty Porn. A majority of these festivals are run by people who envision Natives as either in the past or as poor Indians who need white filmmakers to save them.
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