Films for social change

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Voices Uprising

Directed, Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

A protest against police brutality ignites a debate around complex legacies that plague Nigeria and how to overcome them.

Running time: 54 minutes, 38″ // Languages spoken: English, Yoruba, Pidgin English, German // Subtitle: English.

Genre: Socio-political Documentary feature

Nigeria | Austria 2023

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A place of peace

Directed by Michael Sokolar Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

When a teenage mother’s ambitions to start afresh in Europe shatter between the bed sheets of sex clients, Johann, one of her clients, motivates Ayo’s escape.

Genre: Short feature film

Language: English

Austria 2011

Better life by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

Better Life

Directed, Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

Thousands of migrants risk their lives yearly to cross the sea, all searching for a better life in Europe. Do they find it?

Genre: Short Documentary

Language: English

Austria | Nigeria | UK | France 2011

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are we aware

Created by Emanuel Danesch Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

“This documentary explores the stories of women affected by exploitation in Austria and the fight of the Austrian police against the crime.

The UN, IOM and NGO EXIT commissioned this film within the NaWa film festival project.

Genre: Short Documentary

Language: English

Austria | Nigeria 2010

Joana und die Mächte der Finsternis

Joan und die Mächte der Finsternis

Directed by Andreas Morgenthaler Main protagonist: Joana Adesuwa reiterer

Joana ist noch ein Kind, da wird verkündet, sie sei eine “Hexe”. Wie viele Kinder in Nigeria wird auch sie vom eigenen Vater verstoßen. Und sie schwebt in Lebensgefahr: Mindestens 100.000 Frauen und Kinder wurden seit 1960 in Afrika wegen Hexerei getötet. Das Bayerische Fernsehen erzählt Joanas Geschichte am Dienstag, den 22. November 2011 um 23.25 Uhr.

Genre: Feature length documentary

Language: German

Austria | Ghana | Nigeria

Grenner Pastures Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

greener pastures

Directed by Michael Sokolar & Joana Adesuwa Reiterer Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

Osas is a survivor of human trafficking but is detained for deportation. Only in jail can she tell her story.

Genre: Short feature film

Austria 2007

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