Aisha's Song

Short Documentary for GirlHub

Client: Grain Media
Role: Editor

DIRECTOR: Orlando von Einsiedel


Partially blinded by an unknown illness aged 4 and sent out to work on the tough streets of Kano in Nigeria aged 9, Aisha Sani Abdullahi’s life chances were not great. However, a chance meeting sent Aisha’s life in a completely different direction.

Aisha’s Song is an energetic and beautifully shot 16mm documentary that uses the sounds of street life in Kano in order to create a vibrant and organic soundscape.

Musically lush and uplifting, the film is a positive story of female empowerment from a part of the world where women are all too often overlooked.

The film was made for Girl Hub and to find out more about some of the issues at the heart of the film please go to:

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