“The Scar” is set to hit Nigerian cinemas this October with Stella Damascus taking a leading role. Movie fans, get set to be thrilled with this new romantic drama coming soon.
“The Scar” tells the story of a woman portrayed by Stella Damascus, whose marriage is deeply affected by the traumatic experience of female genital mutilation (FGM) that she endured many years ago. Now, she must confront her painful past while simultaneously striving to protect her family.
Produced by Ella Emefiele, a Nigerian filmmaker based in the United States, this romantic drama, ‘The Scar”, has the primary objective of educating its audience about the effects, risks, and potential solutions to the grave issue of female genital mutilation.
The movie also features talented actors such as Joseph Benjamin, Mercy Macjoe, Collins John Emefiele, and Ella Emefiele herself under the direction of Robert Peters.
“The Scar” is scheduled to make its debut in Nigerian cinemas on October 6, 2023, and will later be released in the United States of America.
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In an exclusive interview with Shock Ng, Ella Emefiele shared the motivation behind her pursuit and production of this film.
“During my practice in Nigeria, I encountered numerous women, many of whom had undergone circumcision. I used to operate a medical centre, and these women confided in me about the challenges they faced due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).”
Ella Emefiele also disclosed how someone close to her had shared the harrowing experiences of the procedure they had endured.
“So when I got to the United States, I discovered that there was a procedure called clitoroplasty (FGM reconstruction). After this procedure, a circumcised clitoris can potentially regrow, allowing the victim to regain their sense of self. I then reached out to my friend and obtained her consent to share her story.”
“The Scar” is undeniably an intriguing film to mark on your calendars for October, as it serves as a platform to shed light on the pressing issues affecting women in Nigeria.