Since the kidnapping of the 269 Chibok girls in 2012, Nigeria has been subject to scrutiny of how young girls and the rights of women are protected. Awani is a documentary that serves as a timeline that examines the evolution of the role of Nigerian women, starting from pre-colonial Nigeria to the present day. The documentary uses a blend of archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that the role women play is not due to any one individual or specific time period but a mixture of economic incidences and colonialism that shape political and social attitudes towards women. Awani is a thought provoking documentary that aims to simply answer the question, how did we get here?