Stephanie Linus, a renowned Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and advocate for women and girls, has shared news of her upcoming project titled “When Women Were Counted.”
The movie is an adaptation of the historic Aba Women’s Protest of 1929, and Linus will produce it alongside Ibe Gerald Oluchi and Joy Isi Bewaji, who will be part of the writing team.
The protest, also known as Ogu Umunwanyi, was a resistance movement by Igbo and Ibibio women in the British Colony of Nigeria against colonial policies that impeded their political, economic, and social participation in local communities.
The protest ran from November 23, 1929, to January 10, 1930, and women from other groups, such as Ogoni and Andoni, also took part.
In addition to announcing the project on her official Instagram handle, Linus has also opened a casting call for the movie.