Obasanjo endorses Princewill film on 1976 coupFrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE film produced by Labour Party member and businessman, Tonye Princewill, depicting the coup in 1976, has been chosen to have its own premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.
The movie, ’76, will during the premiere in Canada be showcased to international audiences for the first time.
“The film will have its specially laid out red carpet premiere on Sunday the 11th of September 2016 at the one and only Isabel Bader Theatre promises to be a truly unique and momentous occasion,” said Princewill’s spokesperson, Wabiye Idoniboye-Obu.
The spokesperson said all the key cast, crew and many special guests were all committed to walking the red carpet. Princewill leads a delegation of the cast and crew including Rita Dominic, Izu Ojukwu and Chid Mokeme.
“Thanks to our Canadian media partners, the event will also be transmitted live via social media. A first for Nigerian audiences,” said Idoniboye-Obu.
Idoniboye-Obu said the film had been in production for over six years, and has passed the scrutiny of many movie critics, including having the full endorsement of the Nigerian Army.
It reportedly has received the nod from former President Olusegun Obasanjo who became head of state to succeed Murtala Mohammed, whose assassination is depicted in the film.
“The youth of today need to have a sense of the past, we have no sense of history, hence the resolve to have the film 1976, which is simply called ‘76’” said Idoniboye-Obu.
– CAJ News
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