The impacts of Boko Haram have reverberated across the breadth of Nigeria. Citizens, especially in areas directly affected by the conflict, are finding innovative ways to successfully resist the insurgency. Beyond the despair and destruction, three women are working to share these stories of hope and resilience; join the producers, experts, and one of the heroines profiled in the new film, “Boko Haram: Journey from Evil,” for a public screening and conversation.
Narrated by award-winning actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”), the one-hour documentary provides context to the on-going conflict and profiles the brave actions of Nigerians who bring hope to their communities even in the midst of crisis. Their stories, combined with video footage of Boko Haram, is a compelling look at the terror group and how Nigerians are peacefully pushing back.
- 5:30–6:15 p.m. Registration & cocktail reception
- 6:15–6:35 p.m. Welcome remarks
- 6:35–7:25 p.m. Documentary screening
- 7:25–8:10 p.m. Panel discussion + Q&A
- 8:10–8:20 p.m. Closing remarks
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is co-hosting the event as part of its ongoing efforts to advance a broad strategy for building peace in Nigeria, including dialogues among the governors of Nigeria’s northern states and civic leaders.
“Boko Haram: Journey from Evil” is produced by Voice of America.
Voice of America reaches a global weekly audience of more than 278 million people in 47 languages. VOA programs are delivered on satellite, cable, shortwave, FM, medium wave, streaming audio and video and more than 2,350 media outlets worldwide. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through USAGM.