A Critical Reading of Wife Battering in Fred Amata and Bond Emeruwa’s Freedom in Chains

  • Chidinma Ola Ukoha
  • John Ebimobowei Yeseibo


This paper exposed the rising violence on women in relation to violence shown in the Nollywood films and therefore, it aims to explore and examine violence meted against women with the intent of discovering why violence is perpetrated against them. The paper adopted literary research, focusing on content analysis of a selected Nollywood film entitled Freedom in Chains. Data collated was analysed with the intent of understanding the concept of violence as applied in the film, highlighting its patterns, trends, causes, effects, strategies and interventions. The study was anchored on the feminist film theories and aimed to contribute to feminist film theory. The suggested that no woman is immune to abuse, and recommended that there should be a re-examination of the underlying attitudes that maintain and encourage violence against women.

Key-Words: Wife battery, Violence, Nollywood, Feminist, Film Theory


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