Source: JHU Kusaurara Project: Educating through film, Page 3
KU SAURARA project will soon launch its new Hausa home video, Burina (My Dream) that was recently shot at Kujama town in Kaduna state. According to the Senior Program Officer of the project, Hajiya Hadiza Baba Yaro, the shooting of the film was completed last December. The new home video, Burina according to Baba Yaro is another Ku Saurara produced entertainment-education home video that seeks to encourage husbands and wives to speak to each other openly about their health. ‘This film provides reproductive health information in an entertaining story to encourage newly married women go to the health facility for their reproductive health care. We want them to access various health information and services such as antenatal care, delivery, birth spacing and child care etc available in local health facilities’, she added.
It is a story of a young woman who has to deal with love, marriage, perceived fear and hurt and finally find reconciliation and harmony at home. This story is wrapped in the key strategic issues that Ku Saurara is promoting; positive spousal communication and improving health-seeking behaviours of young Hausa brides. The film promotes community involvement where neighbours and elderly family members such as grand mothers will assist newly young married women with information on how to access various health services available in health facilities.
The film was produced by Newage Network Kaduna and features shining artists of the Hausa film industry such as Maryam Booth, Fati KK, Fati Jafaru, Aishatu Mahuta, Zaharadden Sani and Isma’ila Koli. The film launch scheduled to hold in March at a venue to be announced later is expected to attract the representatives of the primary target audience; newly married young women, youth organizations, government representatives, development partners and media organizations among others.