Free Iyan Tama
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It has come to our attention that Iyan Tama has once again been jailed. Details are sparse at the moment but we have been informed that he has feloniously been held in contempt of court after the site of his trial was moved without his knowledge. When he arrived at the new site, he was accused of being late and imprisoned. It is now clear that his opponents will stop at nothing, and stoop to any level in order to defame and incarcerate him.
Spread the word. This injustice must come to an end if we are to live in a free and prosperous society.
This website is dedicated to shedding light on the unjust imprisonment of one of Nigeria's most beloved Hausa movie producers: Iyan Tama.
He was imprisoned for allegedly disregarding censorship laws imposed by the Kano Censorship Board on the Hausa movie industry.
His ground breaking movie, Tsintsiya, has in fact been approved at the federal level and is hailed by critics as an important landmark in the development of social peace in Nigeria.
Funded partially by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria as part of an anti-violence and cultural tolerance campaign, Tsintsiya is a modern day Nigerian adaptation of the movie West Side Story.
Contact your local politicians, Nigerian embassies and media outlets to express your support for Iyan Tama and cultural peace and acceptance in Nigeria.