The 3-million-dollar landmark cinematic production ‘76’ is all shot inNigeria by award-winning director, IzuOjukwu starring Nigerian Nollywoodmegastars, Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, ChidiMokeme, IbinaboFiberesinmaand MemrySavanhu. Also starring in the movie is actor Daniel K Daniel who recently won the best actor award at the 2016 Africa MovieAcademy Awards (AMAA).
The London red carpet premiere is slated to takeplace on the 15th October, and will be attended by the lead cast, crew andspecial guests. The BFI London screening is preceded by the world premiere
taking place at the prestigious 41st Toronto International FilmFestival® (TIFF) on 11th September.
This is the first Nollywood film to be chosen byboth Toronto and London film festivals back to back and is a new milestonein African cinema. A story of love, honour and bullets set in Ibadan,
Nigeria; the film is inspired by real life event in 1976 that led to the assassination of the then Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammed.
Set during the era of military assassinations and political unrest inNigeria, the movie also had the full approval and endorsement of theNigerian Army and the Murtala Muhammed family, and was shot inside theconfines of a military base, another first in Nigeria’s cinematic history. The film, cast and crew have also received a major boost with a high profileendorsement from the Head of State who succeeded the assassinated MurtalaMuhammed at the time; His Excellency General Olusegun Obasanjo.
It comes 40 years after the actual events, and follows four years of workby the multi award winning Director IzuOjukwu and the production teams ofAdonis Production and Princewill’s Trust, a brainchild of Prince TonyePrincewill and AdonijahOwiriwa who are the film’s executive producers.
Africa Magic, a Multichoice subsidiary also signed on as partners.
Website: The London Film Festival: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff
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