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Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story

Award winning doc about the high profile case of 7-year old Liberian rape victim Olivia Zinnah

Videos

60 second Teaser

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, Investigation, Social Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

Small Small Thing begins at JFK Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Olivia Zinnah is 9 years old, and suffering from a life threatening condition. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia's mother had been hiding her for years. The doctors conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape that took place when Olivia was 7 years old. When pressured to reveal her rapist, Olivia names her cousin.

This diagnosis has severe consequences. Originally from deep in the Liberian jungle, Olivia and her mother are shunned from their tribe for seeking outside help. They are left stranded in Monrovia at the mercy of President Sirleaf's government and the international community, facing the most difficult decision of all. What price are they willing to pay for justice?

Stage
finished
Running time
84 and 48 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Take My Picture LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2009-2014
Locations
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Waterfront Film festival 2014, Luxor African Film Festival 2014, POWfest 2014, Rated SR Film Festival New York 2014, Pan African Film Festival 2014, Warsaw Intl Film Festival 2013, Dallas Intl Film Festival 2013, Palm Beach Intl FF 2013, Encounters 2013
Awards
One World Media Award Finalist 2015, Best Documentary - Nevada Women's FF 2015, Grand Jury Prize - Rated SR FF New York 2014, Women Film Critics Circle Award 2014, Special Jury Prize - Pan African FF 2014, Best Documentary - Montreal Intl Black FF 2013
Broadcast (Acq.)
Al Jazeera English
Language
English, tribal dialects
Subtitles
english

Photos

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