‘NO VICTORS’ is a documentary series uncovering the human stories of the Nigeria-Biafra war.
One of the greatest African tragedies of the 20th century, like most catastrophic events in history, it often described and retold in political and historical terms. But at the backdrop of every historical event, there are everyday people.
In this case, people who, while navigating their existence as we do, found themselves entangled in the horrible realities of war on the dawn of a country’s independence and promise of a prosperous future. The stars of No Victors are these people – on both sides- who witnessed this moment in history and were directly affected by its events.
These characters are more than mere statistics of history. They are soldiers, civilians, aid workers, rebels, politicians, foreigners, fathers, mothers, children, lovers, friends. Sharing their stories, experiences, and insights.
Because, behind politics, there are always human beings, being.
The teaser is a featurette of episode one, with the protagonist, Weluche Ume, a voluntary Biafran child soldier. With an overwhelming desire for vengeance and faith in a cause he lived by and was prepared to die for, Weluche was recruited into the army at 14 after many failed attempts, eventually having to falsify his age.
An incredible survival story, harrowing and fascinating encounters and unique insights as one of the youngest soldiers in the Biafran army.