What happens when youth from the Niger Delta team up with entertainers, community stakeholders, and civil society organizations to amplify the alternative narrative of the Niger Delta as a place with resourceful rather than restive youth, and a population with a great appetite for a peaceful and prosperous future?
Dawn in the Creeks is a reality show that chronicles the journey of 21 filmmakers from 3 communities who go from taking a crash course in filmmaking, peacebuilding and advocacy to making films in and about their communities. Jeta Amata, a seasoned filmmaker with Nollywood and Hollywood credentials guides the young men and women through the world of filmmaking while an array of facilitators from Governor Donald Duke, Nnimmo Bassey, and Yemi Adamolekun, to Mrs. Onari Duke, Chude Jideonwo and others come through the Academy to teach them some life, advocacy, branding, and business skills that will hold them in good stead.
Currently in its second season, Dawn in The Creeks shatters the myth of a hopeless Niger Delta. It highlights the ingenuity and creativity of the Niger Delta youth, and in deed the youth of Nigeria. Watch as our filmmakers take on the mantle of peace ambassadors in their communities as they use their new skills and capacity to strengthen the social contract, and lead their peers to the path of peace particularly in the run up to the general elections.
Watch the trailer for Season 2 on YouTube here
Catch Dawn in The Creeks Season 2 on the following TV Stations:
AIT 16:30 pm Saturdays;
SBTV 15:00 Saturdays;
Galaxy 14:30 Sunday;
Channels 17:30 Saturdays;
Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) TV 20:00 Monday
Also watch out for the show on Niger Delta TV, TVC, and other TV stations across the country.
Dawn in the Creeks Season 2 is hosted by Andre Blaze and features appearances by a host of Nollywood stars. It is scheduled to launch on TV Continental, Silverbird TV, AIT, NTA Network, Galaxy TV, Delta Broadcasting Service, Niger Delta Television in a few days. The project is implemented by a Niger Delta based NGO called Stakeholder Democracy Network www.stakeholderdemocracy.org with support from the US State Department’s Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations.
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