Nollywood star actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim is currently in Cape Town, on the set of a South African movie, SHUSSH, based on the novel WHIPLASH by Tracey Farren.
Nse plays the role of Madeleine, a refugee who comes to South Africa after suffering horrific war-time in the Congo.
She forms a close bond with Tess, played by South Africa actress Christia Visser, a young sex worker whose life is in turmoi.
The film is directed by Meg Rickards, who co-directed the award-winning documentary 1994: THE BLOODY MIRACLE.
WHIPLASH, the book on which SHUSSH is based, was short-listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize in 2009, and honored by a White Ribbon Award by Women Demand Dignity. The film is produced by Paul Egan and Kim Williams at Boondogle Films, with a female-dominated crew.