Following the release of her latest short film, I Am Not Corrupt, Naila Media has released the trailer for Nadine Ibrahim’s new documentary titled, Marked.
Marked explores a vast number of cultural identities in Nigeria and the probable reasons behind facial scarification.
Travelling through 20 states in Nigeria, Nadine and her team documented the stories behind markings and how they intertwine with identity, beauty and culture.
In the trailer we see some people talk about their experience and how the facial marking affected their life. “Everybody remembers my face,” says one participant in the documentary. “Did you fight a lion?” another says of some people’s remark of her facial marking.
The documentary has a three-part structure which puts a lens on the different reasons behind markings. Highlighting key areas such as tribal cohesion, cultural tensions, self-worth, ethnicity, health rights among others.
Watch the trailer for Marked below: