About the Grant

$22,500 to support Poor People's TV Room (MAP 2016)
$5,100 to general operating support for MAPP International Productions

About the Project

Poor People’s TV Room is informed by two historic incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Women have been central to these campaigns, and have played essential and powerful roles in Nigeria’s independence. With Poor People’s TV Room, Okwui Okpokwasili is attempting not only to unearth this complex history, but to investigate how buried narratives of women in Nigeria resonate with actions of the present throughout the world.

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