Stolen Daughters – HBO Releases Trailer of Abducted Chibok Girls Documentary
American cable network, HBO, has released the trailer for ‘Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram,’ a documentary about the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.
The girls’ kidnap led to a global outpour of support from celebrities and public figures – including the then first lady of the US, Michelle Obama – and spurned the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that pressured the Nigerian government to seek their safe return.
So far, about 103 of the girls are free and several others have escaped Boko Haram captivity. Just this past May, the one-year anniversary to mark the release of 85 of the girls was held.
The HBO documentarians were granted access to the freed girls in a secret location in Abuja. The girls shared stories of their experiences in Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa forest as well as how they are adapting to life now.
According to HBO, ‘Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram’ chronicles the young women’s experiences following their return, including reunions with family members they had not seen since being kidnapped, as well as the process of coming to terms with what happened to them.’
The documentary which will air on October 22 was written and produced by Karen Edwards while Gemma Atwal directed it.