The House on the Rock Church, Natives FilmWorks, Michelangelo Productions and the Bolanle Austen-Peters Production are set to host the premiere of the Ebola movie- ‘93 Days’ on September 13, at the Rock Cathedral, 4th Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State.
Starring Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover, Tim Reid, Somkele Idhalama, Keppy Ekpenyong Gideon Okeke and other actors, 93 Days is a story of dedication, sacrifice and resilience which celebrate the courage shown by the First Consultant Medical Team, the Lagos State and Federal Governments and organisations in combating the Ebola virus, which broke out in Nigeria in 2014.
The movie tells the story of how a few sacrificed their lives at the frontline of the battle against the Ebola virus, some of who lost their lives, but not without saving several lives. Noteworthy is the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh whose role was played by Bimbo Akintola.
Working with her younger colleagues, her early detection of the disease in a patient and insistence on treating him contributed greatly to limiting the spread of the disease. The movie has the central themes of triumph, heroism and a country’s determination to rise above the storm.
Speaking on why they partnered with the producers, the Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, said, “House on the Rock’s mission is to work together with everyone that is investing in building a transformed nation, a better Nigeria, and this essence ties strongly into the courage displayed by Dr. Stella Adadevoh and her colleagues who brought hope to a nation that was being threatened by devastation, at the expense of their own lives. This is the kind of love and sacrifice that can truly bring transformation to all.”
One of the producers of the movie, Bolanle Austen-Peters, in her statement, said, “93 Days is a masterfully crafted story of bravery and sacrifice and is definitely a must see. It showcases the best of Nigeria; it is powerful, gripping and an emotive piece. I am more than proud to have played a part in this project.”
The movie, which depicts the greatness and drives home the importance of unity in conquering and overcoming challenges, was supported by the Lagos State government and organisations .
The new movie has also been selected among the films to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.