Country:Kamerun, USA 2012
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:95 Minutes
Film series:13. African Film Festival

Director :Viyuoh, Victor
Screenplay:Viyuoh, Victor
Cinematography:CHAH, YIBAIN
Music:Church, Holly Amber
 Newmann, Julia
 Westheimer, Cody
Cast:Nwunembom, Anurin
 Seikeh, Mbufung
 Viyuoh, Victor
Production company: Fintu Films


At just 13, Ninah is married off to a former soldier in exchange for a noble dowry. It soon becomes apparent that her husband is prone to violence and he hits her and their three children. When Ninah is called back to her home village because her father is on his deathbed, she decides not to return to her husband. She opens a small restaurant and slowly recovers, physically and emotionally, from her martyrdom. Until her husband learns about her new life.

NINAH’S DOWRY is the first feature film by Victory Viyuoh. His European grand premiere was in 2013 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), where Viyuoh recalled that despite dramatic difficulties in the filming process, he wanted to demonstrate that directors from Cameroon can also film ambitious feature films. The juries of numerous festivals have awarded him high praise, with more than 30 prizes to his credit, such as the best feature film award at the Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes.


NINAH’S DOWRY ist der erste Spielfilm von Victor Viyuoh. Seine europäische Uraufführung erlebte er 2013 beim Internationalen Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Dort erzählte Victor Viyuoh, dass er trotz dramatischer Schwierigkeiten bei den Dreharbeiten zeigen wolle, dass auch Regisseure aus Kamerun anspruchsvolle Spielfilme drehen. Die Jurys zahlreicher Festivals belohnten ihn dafür mit mehr als 30 Preisen, so z.B. für den besten Spielfilm beim Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes.