It was amidst pomp and pageantry that the much anticipated Ebola themed movie titled ’93 Days’ was screened to the press and some cast of the movie at the Film House Cinemas, Surulere, yesterday, August 11, 2016.
Set to officially debut in Nigerian cinemas in September 2016, ’93 Days’ was centred on the true life story of late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and her colleagues at the First Consultants Medical Center, Obalende Lagos during the Ebola crisis.
In attendance at the private screening were, the film producer Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri, Sola Oyebade, Joseph Umoibom, among several others who made the historic film a reality.
The movie which was directed by award winning filmmaker, Steve Gukas, features popular Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong – Bassey, Somkele Idhalama, Gideon Okeke, Seun Ajayi and many others.
Speaking on the importance of the film to Nigerians in understanding the roles played by those who lost their lives while fighting the spread of the contagious disease, the producer of the movie, Bolanle Austen-Peters said that “the film conveys the story of the fallen heroes who fought for Nigerians and their loved ones. They took a big risk and will forever remain in our hearts for their roles in saving Nigerians and humanity.”
Addressing the need to cast Hollywood actor, Danny Glover in the film, Dotun Olukanmi, who is also a producer of the film said “the Ebola story is of world importance because of the nature of the disease and its threat to human existence. We intend shooting a film that meets the demands of modern day filmmaking and needed someone who fits into the frame of the character bible created which Danny Glover fits perfectly. He showed interest after reading the scripts and we opted to work with him.”
You will recall that in the fight to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus after an infected Liberian-American, Mr. Patrick Sawyerr came into Lagos, the First Consultants Medical Center lost four of its workers. They were Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, Dr. Amos Abaniwo, Justina Ejelonu and Evelyn Ukoh.