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Harmful Cultural Practices are unjustifiable acts of violence meted out mostly on women and children. These violate the human rights of the victims and reinforce their lower status. Harmful cultural practices can be seen as acts of terror, because not only are their victims filled with dread and fear, but also their ripple effects can be likened to the effects of any other act of terror. The Nigerian video film industry has been employed in fighting various acts of terror through the portrayal of these dastardly acts in films, but how effective has this been? This study examines the portrayal of harmful cultural practices in selected Nollywood films. It is approached through a critical content analysis of Desmond Elliot’s Edikan and Stephanie Linus’ Dry in order to determine their efficacy in handling the subject matter. The qualitative approach of research is employed for data sourcing and analysis. Focus group discussions in two cities, Uyo and Owerri are also utilised. Findings of the study show that some Nigerian video films are effectively indicating issues of harmful cultural practices for purposes of encouraging critical thought and possible redirection while others handle the matter with levity and carelessness, thereby passing the wrong message and unknowingly encouraging these practices. The study concludes that there is need for film makers to reconsider their approaches to the making of such films for purposes of creating awareness and generating interest in culturally oppressive practices capable of triggering off terrorist tendencies in the young.