76” had its World Premiere yesterday, Sunday, September 11th at the prestigious Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto with Nollywood heavyweights, Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme in attendance.
76 is inspired by true events, Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria. Their budding romance is almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant, her walls crumble when the news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines. 76’ celebrates the quality of the true African woman by exploring the usually invisible pain of a soldier’s wife; it highlights the enduring Nigerian cultural values of courage, resilience, patience, loyalty, faith and family. It is visually pure, emotionally engaging and amorously therapeutic.
76” is a movie by Award Winning Director Izu Ojukwu.
Check out pictures from the premiere (Photo Credit: Getty Images/Sam Santos)