Away from the Sidewalk
TitleAway from the Sidewalk
DirectorGold Oruh
CountryNigeria
Year1985
Duration30mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionIn Nigeria, women play a mainly supportive role in politics despite the fact that women's votes constitute 55% of all votes cast at elections. AWAY FROM THE SIDEWALK is about women learning to be assertive and active participants in politics, and looks at Nigerian women's increasingly active role in political issues affecting their country's future. 'If you look at Nigerian society you will find that the Nigerian woman has made her mark on almost every aspect of life except politics. Social pressures, family commitments and the high cost of campaigning, all conspire to keep women out of elected office'. (Gold Oruh)