On the 23rd of October 2018, Dorcas Bwetisun Bello a young female journalist who hails from Bokkos Area of Plateau State Nigeria won the African International Documentary Festival Foundation 2018 prize for her documentary on Polio titled “NOT ALL DARKNESS”.

The Theme of this years competition was “END POLIO NOW THROUGH DOCUMENTARY”. Contestants were charged to make a documentary that will aid in the ending of Polio as a disease in Africa.


Miss Bello’s documentary was spectacular and told the story of a young Polio victim Ibrahim from Ibrahim himself.


Polio is a dangerous disease that has plagued the world for years. Fortunately in 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for Polio which is given to children at infant stages up to 6 years of age.


In Nigeria and other third world countries however, Polio is still a struggle and we all need to put hands together and do what we can – even making documentaries like Miss Bello – to end the menace.


Miss Bello has made Nigeria and Plateau State proud and will represent Africa on the international stage next year July.


Follow her on twitter @dorcassbello

Watch the documentary following this link.

Written by : Nenkinan Deshi

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