Nigeria to Release Movie About Fight Against Ebola
We’ve all heard about the Ebola epidemic that took the world by storm in 2014, killing 11,000 and triggering a global health alert. In the midst of all this panic, one African country, Nigeria, successfully contained and even stopped the further onset and spread of the disease — all within 100days.
Nigeria’s success, a bright spot on an otherwise dark canvas, was rarely flaunted in International media. So now, a Nigerian filmmaker is on a mission to bring wider attention to the many heroes/heroines that helped combat the disease by telling the story of how Nigeria successfully fought the Ebola crisis.
“93 Days”, a new movie co-sponsored by the United Bank for Africa and other partners, seeks to preserve the story of how Nigeria defeated the Ebola disease in just ninety three days. The movie tells the story of Nigeria’s victory over the Ebola scourge that would have ravaged the country in 2014, but for the collective efforts of some brave institutions and individuals. At the heart of the movie is the celebration of the many heroes/heroines in the fight against Ebola especially the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh who died from contracting the virus while trying to save others.
The movie will feature a cast drawn from Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States and it’s said that renowned Hollywood actor, Danny Glover, will also star in the film.
Steve Gukas, the movie director says: “Our aim is to create a feature film that will resonate with many people across the world, particularly in Nigeria and its sub-region. At its core, 93 Days is a tale of common humanity and just how much we can achieve when we stand united.“
I agree and will look forward to watching this movie when it’s released in local theaters and on streaming platforms. Will you?