|The White Handkerchief|
|Directed by||Tunde Kelani|
|Written by||Tunde Kelani |
|Produced by||Tunde Kelani|
|Edited by||Kehinde Aje |
|Music by||Beautiful Nubia|
Mainframe Film and Television Productions
|Distributed by||Mainframe Film and Television Productions|
The White Handkerchief is a 1998 short Nigerian film produced and directed by Tunde Kelani and starring Yemi Komolafe, Yemi Shodimu, and Khabirat Kafidipe. The film was adapted from The Virgin, a debut novel of Bayo Adebowale.
The film tells the story of a young village girl called Awero, played by Sola Asedeko, who lost her virginity as a result of rape before she met her childhood love, called Odejimi, whom she decides to marry. Odejimi must use a white handkerchief to evidence the virginal blood of Awero on their wedding night as required by tradition. Odejimi is disappointed when no blood is produced and this results in a war between the villagers of Awero and Odejimi.
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