Dawn In The Creeks: Promoting A Legacy Of Non-violence In N/Delta

Jeta AmataDespite the difficulties facing the Niger Delta, leaders are challenging the social acceptability of violence and are striving for a future of peace and prosperity. Teachers, journalists, and religious leaders are joining forces to strengthen the social contract by increasing accountability between citizens and government and condemning violence.

NGOs and Nollywood stars are teaming up to give voice to communities shaping a legacy of non-violent civic activism. If amplified, these inspiring stories can drown out the adage that “violence pays,” and set the tone for a new public narrative of peaceful problem solving.

Partnering with a core group of Nigerian activists, businessmen, media entrepreneurs, and thought leaders that comprise the Niger Delta Legacy Board of Directors, the U.S. government is catalysing the launch of a mass media campaign supported by community and government outreach.

In light of this, the U.S. Consul General, Jeffrey Hawkins, Nigerian filmmaker, Member of the Niger Delta Engagement Board of Advisers, Jeta Amata, Bizmark Rewane, Reverend Father Edward Obi, Chairman Niger Delta Engagement Board of Advisers, shed more light on the Dawn In The Creeks project.

US Government Supports Erema Film, Dawn In The Creeks, Screening

Dawn In The Creeks
Casts at a locating during the shooting of the movie

In support of the call to promote peace in the Niger delta and the need for a positive engagement of the youths in the community, the Niger Delta Legacy Programme in collaboration with the US government has produced, ‘Dawn In The Creeks’, a movie that promotes nonviolence in the Niger delta.

At Erema Civic Centre, in Erema community in Rivers State, traditional rulers, youths and women came together for the screening of the Movie, Dawn In The Creeks.

It is an engagement that is aimed at preventing destabilising violence in the Niger delta especially as the 2015 general elections are approaching and the possible end of the amnesty programme, supported by the US government.

The movie, which comes from a media campaign that involves training young people in the art of film making, show cases the challenges ,vices and possibilities of the community that has been bedevilled by violence and youth restiveness.

The indigenes of Erema engaged themselves in a reality conversation to confront their issues, a conversation that the organisers of the event hoped would continue.

Dawn In The Creeks is expected to engage and challenge the youths in the Niger delta to be inspired to avoid violence and seek to make a positive impact in life.

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In Nollywood, Nigerian movie maker, Jeta Amata in conjunction with the United States government has debuted three films from the forthcoming TV series, dawn in the creeks, which tells the story of some Niger Delta youths as they strive to create Nollywood movies to promote non-violent transformation in the region.

The TV series, dawn in the creeks, aims at forging a legacy of peace and transformation, in the Niger Delta.