Saturday 3 September 2016

The Ebola film, '93 Days' Takes Off From TIFF This Week

 On Friday, September 9, 2016, the highly anticipated premiere of 93 Days will take place at Isabel Bader Theatre,  Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Ontario Canada.
A Scene from 93 Days

Rated as one of the most important movies to come out of Africa, specifically, Nigeria 93 Days is about the true-life capture of the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria, which had the entire nation at a standstill in 2014.

The movie gives a true account of how Nigeria was faced with the first case of the Ebola Virus and the victory the country achieved when the disease was eradicated after 93 Days.

It opens with how Ebola found its way to Nigeria when American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer (Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey) collapsed at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and was rushed to First Consultant Hospital for exhibiting symptoms of fever. After careful observation, the team at First Consultant Hospital led by Dr Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola) believe Mr Sawyer’s illness is more severe than fever. And not long enough; Sawyer is diagnosed with the Ebola Virus Disease. Then, the journey begins on how to control the spread of the life-threatening virus that could result into a nationwide outbreak.

93 Days is a masterfully crafted incredible story of bravery and sacrifice and is definitely a must see. It showcases the best of Nigeria, it’s powerful, gripping and an emotive piece. I am proud. “ – Bolanle Austen Peters, Producer, 93 Days

The suspense-filled thriller directed by award-winning movie director, Steve Gukas features the best of international and African movie acts such as TIFF rising star, Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, Danny Glover, Tim Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Bimbo Manuel, Charles Okafor, Tina Mba, Gideon Okeke, Paul Adams, Francis Onwochei among others.

93 Days is a powerful movie that depicts defeat, triumph, heroism and a country’s determination to protect its people. For the first time Nigerian film history, and with the expertise of producers, cast and crew, the country tells its own story.  

Produced by Steve Gukas, Pemon Rami, Bolanle Austen-Peters and Dotun Olakunri, a trailer of the film is available to watch here:

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