African Christians are regularly targeted by violent groups such as Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen.
Winner Ozekhome, a young Christian man crossed the Libyan desert and sailed to Italy.
The director will be Yussef Nabil, whose life has already been in jeopardy for producing a film about Christian martyrs.
Native Catholics have to keep their faith secret.
UNICEF publishes details concerning the number of children at risk amidst the violence and chaos of the ongoing conflict.
14 African countries are on Open Door's World Watch List of Persecution