2016 African Diaspora International Film Festival 4 Nollywood movies to premiere in New York

"93 Days" and the other Nollywood movies will screen alongside 62 movies selected from 30 different countries.

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4 Nollywood movies to screen at African Diaspora International Film Festival

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Following their successful screenings at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, four Nollywood movies have been selected to screen at the 24th African Diaspora International Film Festival .

The four Nollywood movies include "93 Days," "76," "The Arbitration" and "Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo." The movies will screen alongside 62 movies selected from 30 countries.

The festival which is aimed at  bringing people from diverse races together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity will hold from November 25  to December 11, 2016.

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The Arbitration

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1. "Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo"

Synopsis

Adigun played by AMVCA winner Femi Jacobs, is a 31-year-old naive village mechanic coming to Lagos for the first time. His decision comes following the sudden death of his father, a man he never truly knew, yet a man very popular in his village as the iconic Lagos taxi driver 'Oko ashewo'.

However, Adigun's coming to Lagos is on the invitation of Taiwo, his father’s fellow taxi driver played by popular Yoruba actor Odunlade Adekola. Taiwo, however, is dangerous and as shady as Lagos at night.

Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) tells the story of how Adigun copes with dealing with the multitude of odd characters he comes across.

Directed by Daniel Oriah, the movie stars Femi Jacobs, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Afeez Oyetoro, Odunlade Adekola among others.

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The story centres around the life of a Lagos driver.

(Press)

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2. "76"

Produced by Adonaija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu, and directed by Izu Ojukwu, the story in the film is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

The anticipated movie stars talented actors like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme,Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.

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Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah in "76"

(Press)

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3. "The Arbitration"

"The Arbitration" tells the story of Gbenga (O.C Ukeje) and his employee Dara (Adesua Etomi) who had an affair. After the affair ended and Dara left the company, she sued Gbenga and accused him of rape. An arbitration panel was constituted to find out the truth.

Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, the movie stars OC Ukeje,Adesua Etomi, Ireti Doyle, Sola Fosudo, Beverly Naya, Somkele Idhalama, Gregory Ojefua among others.

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The Arbitration

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4. "93 Days"

"93 Days" is a movie centred on the true-life story of men and women who risked their lives and made sacrifices to save Nigerians from the consequences of the outbreak of the highly dreaded Ebola virus disease.

A compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival, The movie is directed by Steve Gukas,  and produced  by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas.

The movie demonstrates the bravery of the late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and her colleagues. From their encounter with the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who was the index case of the Ebola Virus Disease, to ensuring that the right medical procedures were in place to stop the spread of the disease in the country.

Starring Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey as Patrick Sawyerthe movie also stars Bimbo Akintola as Nigerian hero, Dr Stella AdadevohGideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel and veteran Hollywood actor, Danny Glover.

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93 Days official poster

 

The four movies will screen across centers including MIST Harlem, Teachers College, Columbia University and Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas.

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