Ardour for the Nigerian tradition and a deep-rooted perception in kids residing with disabilities has led to the delivery of a film, Love Fortress, the producer, Beatrice Ogunmola, has revealed.
In the course of the film’s premiere in Lagos just lately, Ogunmola famous that her want to eradicate the discrimination suffered by folks residing with disabilities and proper the false story peddled in regards to the Nigerian tradition led her to interweave each components to create the movie, which already has six award nominations from the Toronto Worldwide Nollywood Movie Competition 2021.
She stated, “I had all the time wished to inform a narrative of tradition— to introduce Nigerian tradition to folks in the US of America as a result of there may be a whole lot of negativity round us (Africans) over there. I wanted to allow them to know that we’ve a beautiful tradition.
“I additionally wished to inform the story of incapacity. I’ve a toddler with a incapacity— autism— and I need the world to know that folks like that may additionally obtain nice issues. There may be a whole lot of stigmatisation towards them. Even the households aren’t even proud to indicate off such kids.”
One of many star actors within the film, Lateef Adedimeji, famous that the character he performed, ‘Chi Joshua’, encourages folks by no means to surrender on themselves regardless of the state of affairs they discover themselves in. He acknowledged that incapacity shouldn’t be an excuse to not pursue one’s dream.
He stated, “Due to globalisation, we’re shedding the African tradition, forgetting that that is the place we come from. A river that forgets its supply will dry up. There may be some a part of our tradition we might change however we should always not throw it away completely. After seeing this film, lots of people will probably be impressed to have a optimistic impression on others.”
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