Ninah’s Dowry

Director: Victor Viyuoh
Countries: Cameroon
Year: 2012
Running Time: 95 min.
Language: Pidgin, English, and Babanki

Ninah is a runaway wife, stuck in an abusive relationship, whose husband finds out that she is pregnant and he comes with his friends to recover the bride price that he paid or take home the woman that he owns. Knowing that she is headed to a life of unending abuse and possibly death, Ninah devises ways to escape.

About the Director

Victor Viyuoh

Biography: Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Independent Filmmakers to watch, Victor Viyuoh wrote and directed the short film Mboutoukou which was filmed entirely in Cameroon, Africa. In one year on the circuit, Mboutoukou played at over 100 festivals including Venice in Italy, New Directors/New Films and Rotterdam. Beginning with its nomination for the 2002 Student Academy Awards, Mboutoukou won over 20 awards including Best Short at SXSW, Best Short at Urbanworld, and the Rights of the Child Award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Victor is an alumnus of USC’s School of Cinema-Television and IFP/LA’s Directors and Screenwriters labs.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mboutoukou (2004);
Ninah’s Dowry (2014).

Mboutoukou (2002);
Ninah’s Dowry (2012).