Films for social change

Voices Uprising by Joana Adesuwa reiterer

Voices Uprising

Directed , Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

As the idea of a nation embodying wealth, peace, and unity turns 60 years, a long-evolving uprising expands to the streets. The mission to end the notorious police units SARS is the tip of the iceberg. A broad conversation begins around more complex legacies that plague Nigeria. Nigerians protest repressive politics rooted in the upheld economic structures of slavery and the colonial system.

Genre: Socio-political Documentary feature

Nigeria | Austria 2023

A place of peace by joana Adesuwa reiterer

A place of peace

Directed by Michael Sokolar Written & Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

Ayo, a teenage mother whose ambitions to start a new life in Europe shatters between the bed sheets of her deceiving Aunty Rose. Johann, one of her clients, motivates Ayo´s escape. The life of her daughter is in danger.  She makes the decision of her life, for her daughter.

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. We talk to journalists, metropolitan police and other experts to understand the destiny of many.

Genre: Short Documentary

Language: English

Austria | Nigeria | UK | France 2011

are we aware Emanuel danesch joana reiterer

are we aware

Created by Emanuel Danesch Produced by Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

“Are We Aware” was created for training purposes to teach experts working against human trafficking. The film explores the stories of affected women and takes of look at the work of the police and task force in Austria. This film was commissioned within the NaWa film festival project by the UN, IOM and NGO EXIT.

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

About a story of a survivor of human trafficking from nigeria who was detained and deported after over 5 years of exploitation in Europe.

Genre: Short feature film

Austria 2007

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