In 2014, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Nigeria and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement.
A year ago, 82 girls were released. “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” tells the story of the girls’ time in captivity and follows their lives over the past year.
Granted exclusive access to the freed girls, who upon their release last year were taken to a secret government safe house in the capital of Abuja, directors Karen Edwards and Gemma Atwal show how the young women are adapting to life after their traumatic imprisonment and how the Nigerian government is handling their reentry into society.
“Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” debuts Monday, Oct. 22 on HBO.
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