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2017 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

The 2017 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony in Geneva on October 2 honoured Zannah Mustapha for founding a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. In 2011 Angelina was honoured as well! View several interesting interviews and the event itself at the Facebook page and you can read more about the event at the official UNHCR page.

Angelina couldn’t attend the event but a new short film/documentary called The Others starring and music composed by Miyavi (previously in Unbroken) was released and Angelina is the director!

Angelina was also on video stream for the event and you can view a video with both Angelina and also Miyavi’s concert and interview here.

“The courage it takes to defend children’s’ rights to education in the face of Boko Haram is extraordinary. Zannah Mustapha has brought light to a region that has been terrorised for years.”

“Mr Mustapha, you are an inspiration. I hope this award encourages you and others to continue this vital work.”