The Milkmaid is a critically acclaimed title represented Nigeria at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021, and it’s now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The Milkmaid is directed by Desmond Ovbiagele and stars Anthonieta Kalunta, Maryam Booth, and Gambo Usman Kona. It was inspired by the iconic image of the two Fulani milkmaids depicted on the Ten Naira note. The movie follows a Fulani milkmaid searches for her younger sister in the middle of a violent conflict. She is forced to approach the militant group responsible for separating them and must try to find her while avoiding the violence around them.
So far, this is the only Nigerian film to be eligible for the Academy’s International Feature Film category.