Partially blinded by an unknown illness aged 4 and sent out to work on the tough streets of Kano in Nigeria aged 9, Aisha Sani Abdullahi's life chances were not great. However, a chance encounter sent Aisha's life in a completely different direction.
Beautifully shot and musically lush, Aisha's Song is a touching and uplifting story of female empowerment from a part of the world where women are all too often overlooked.
The film was made for Girl Hub and to find out more about some of the issues at the heart of the film please go to: girlhub.org
Director / Producer Orlando von Einsiedel
Cinematographer Franklin Dow
Editors Peta Ridley & Katie Bryer
Composer Patrick Jonsson
Assistant Producer Patrick Vernon
Executive Producers Ben Gallagher, Jumoke Adekunle, Mark Sanderson & Jon Drever
The film has been officially selected into a number of festivals including:
Plus Camerimage 2011
Brief Encounters 2011
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012
Branchage Film Festival 2011
The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Media That Matters Film Festival in New York 2012