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Umu Biafra is a preservation project detailing the stories of Biafrans who lived through the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War.

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Umu Biafra is a preservation project detailing the stories of Biafrans who lived through the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War.

    E3: "All is Fair in War" || The Economic Blockade, Biafran Medical Staff

    E3: "All is Fair in War" || The Economic Blockade, Biafran Medical Staff

    Directed and edited by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    All interview subjects researched by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    All interviews conducted and filmed by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    Cover art by Antony Azekwoh: https://www.instagram.com/anthonyazekwoh/
    Written by Tritima Achigbu: https://www.instagram.com/tritimaa/
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    In this episode, we discuss the economic blockade placed on the Biafrans, and how they tackled it. We also discuss sickness, starvation, and what it was like to be medical staff on the frontlines.

    • 12 min
    E2: Walking Down to Nowhere || Anti-Igbo Pogroms, Displacement During the Civil War

    E2: Walking Down to Nowhere || Anti-Igbo Pogroms, Displacement During the Civil War

    Directed and edited by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    All interview subjects researched by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    All interviews conducted and filmed by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    Cover art by Antony Azekwoh: https://www.instagram.com/anthonyazekwoh/
    Written by Tritima Achigbu: https://www.instagram.com/tritimaa/
    . . .
    In this episode, we discuss the displacement Igbos faced after the pogroms in the North, as they had to flee back to the East or risk being killed.

    • 14 min
    E1: Catechist to Soldier || Conscription and Life as a Biafran Soldier in the Civil War

    E1: Catechist to Soldier || Conscription and Life as a Biafran Soldier in the Civil War

    Directed and edited by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    First three interviews conducted by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    Cover art by Antony Azekwoh: https://www.instagram.com/anthonyazekwoh/
    Last interview conducted by Tritima Achigbu: https://www.instagram.com/tritimaa/
    Written by Tritima Achigbu: https://www.instagram.com/tritimaa/

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    In this episode, we follow the military journeys of four men: an instructor, a commander, an aspiring soldier, rejected at drafting; and an “onye ozioma”, kidnapped on his way to church.

    • 14 min
    An Introduction || A Brief History of Nigeria and Its Civil War (1900s - 1960s)

    An Introduction || A Brief History of Nigeria and Its Civil War (1900s - 1960s)

    Directed and edited by Lotanna Ogbuefi: https://www.instagram.com/35mmlle/
    Cover art by Antony Azekwoh: https://www.instagram.com/anthonyazekwoh/
    Written by Tritima Achigbu: https://www.instagram.com/tritimaa/
    . . .
    Umu Biafra is a preservation project detailing the stories of Biafrans that lived through the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War.

    • 3 min

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