Aisha’s Song
Orlando von Einsiedel
Documentary Short
1 X 10 Minutes

Partially blinded by an unknown illness aged 3 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 with a woman who could knit 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 place where women are too often overlooked.

Official Selection SXSW 2012 Nominated
Media That Matters 2012 Special Jury Prize Winner
Official Selection Plus Camerimage 2011 Nominated
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