‘I did nothing wrong’ – Mukhtar reacts to board’s invitation

Kannywood movie director, Aminu Umar Mukhtar, who was declared wanted by the Kano state film censorship board over his latest film ‘Makaranta’, said he remains unperturbed by the board’s invitation.

The executive director of the board, Na Abba Afakallah, had earlier said the filmmaker was declared wanted after he failed to honour the board’s invitation over the film.

The filmmaker has insisted that he did nothing wrong, and faulted the said invitation, arguing that his movie is not only about the Hausa community and was not shot in Kano.

“When I heard that the board was looking for me, I was not disturbed at all because I did nothing wrong,” he said.

“My film is not about Kano or Hausa people alone, about 17 languages featured in the project. Moreover, I did not shoot the movie in Kano state. So, I don’t understand why their blood is hot over the issue.

“My film is not only about sex education, it captures other things such as female genital mutilation (FGM).

“With the project, we aim to create awareness about things that are happening not only in Hausa societies but others as well.”

In the less than three-minute trailer of the film released recently, students were seen in a school environment.

One of the scenes showed a female student telling the other about ‘Jima’i’ which means sex in Hausa.

In another scene, another female student was seen announcing that she was pregnant with her colleague promising to help her handle the situation.

The last scene in the trailer showed the students in a typical party setting, with male and female colleagues dancing together.

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