We saw this short film and knew we absolutely had to share!
Bariga Sugar is the story of Ese, a reclusive 8-year old girl living in Bariga Sugar – a ghetto brothel in Bariga, Lagos.
Ese’s mother Tina is one of Bariga Sugar‘s working women. 10-year old Jamil and his mother Hanatu move into the brothel and Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship.
The short film stars Tina Mba, Gregory Ojefua, Lucy Ameh, Halimat Olarewaju, Tunde Azeez, and Blessing Samuel.
Kudos to child actors Tunde and Blessing who gave life to the film.
It was directed by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Produced by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Ikenna Edmund Okah.
Original Score by Ré Olunuga and additional music by Alex Zitto, Inferno.