THE 2017 NIGERIAN FILM FESTIVALFebruary 7-9th, 2017

Playing at the 2017 Nigerian Film Festival

INVASION 1897

FILMMAKER: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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Igie Ehanire, a research student on African Art history gets perturbed about the injustice of the British invasion of Benin. It gets more worrisome for him on leaning… that the art work was more than just art works but a historical documentation of the records of the Benin people… He wants to return the priceless work of history and records to its original owners… but went about it wrongly and the law catches up with him… in trying to justify his action he painstakingly narrates the events and series of events that led to the globally renowned epic story of one of the greatest king of Africa Oba Ovonramwen of the great Benin kingdom… who until 1897 was the only king and kingdom still standing in the whole sub-Saharan Africa… a major misunderstanding ensued that lead to some deaths…and because of some deaths more deaths are recorded… destruction and more destruction… and the carting away of priceless works of arts which in truth was more than decorative pieces, they are tagged spoils of war… then Banishment takes place… ‎a people left without a king….

BREATHLESS

FILMMAKER: CHARLES NWAGBU
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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The murder of Iris Okoro in the private beach house of her Boss Professor OKPODU sets up a series of events, which reveals well-kept secrets by the Professor, and his two estranged rival sons involving the murdered Lady.

NORTH EAST

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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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Emeka Okafor (OC Ukeje) is a Christian and physiotherapist by day and dance instructor by night. He meets and falls in love with Hadiza Ahmed (Ini Dima-Okojie) who is Muslim. This relationship displeases Hadiza’sFather(Gbenga Titiloye) on many levels. First he would rather his daughter marries Aliyu (Saeed “Funky Mallam”Mohammed) and far more is crucial is the fact that he is in a relationship with Emeka’s Mother, Ijeoma (Carol King). A series of events will change their lives especially Hadiza and Emeka’s forever.

COUPLE OF DAYS

FILMMAKER: Tolulope Awobiyi (Lord Tanner)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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Three Couples decide to take a weekend getaway and head out to a friend’s home in Ibadan, Nigeria. However, their happy break is ruined when little gossip leads the couples to share more personal secrets than anyone is willing to reveal and makes them all ask the question? Does love really last more than a Couple of Days?

A SOLDIER’S STORY

FILMMAKER: FRANKIE OGAR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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Regina, a young female doctor who had to scavenge to survive during a war in her country, discovers that the heart of a man left to die amongst many corpses after an ambush on some peace keeping corps members by rebel soldiers is still beating. She takes him home against her friend’s reservations. For months, she nurses the injuries of the unidentified man in a comma. He finally comes out of comma with no recollection of who he is or where he is from. Undaunted by his condition and the consequences of taking a total stranger home during the war times, she finds ways to cater for and nurse him back to good health while keeping him hidden particularly from a group of bandits that come around regularly to intimidate her and her sibling. They begin to develop feelings for each other as they are always together, then he eventually regains his consciousness and a total recall. Regina is heart-broken, finding out that he has another life back home in Nigeria.