The federal ministry of Information, in collaboration with Oracle Films, will premiere an award-winning feature film by Nigerian filmmaker, Rahman Oladigbolu, titled In America, next Thursday in Abuja.
In America, is a masterpiece that showcases the ignoble sub-culture in which illegal immigrants are forced to exist in the US and chronicles the terrible and pitiful lifestyle that such people are forced to live on a daily basis just to survive.
The movie tells of an African medical student seeking better professional opportunity in the United States who finds herself caught up in the American immigration war. With the political heat mounting on illegal immigrants, she is faced with a dilemma – either she continues to live on the fringes of the society, where there is no hope for her career goal, or give up all hope of ever attaining the American dream.
A young American puts her life on hold to restore the glory of her parent’s estranged marriage. After years of painful sacrifice and amid the storm of her adolescent crises, she has to make a last shot for their reconciliation or give up forever on her parents as she goes away to college.
The film which has featured at many festivals across the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa, already made its first Nigeria appearance in Lagos in 2011 and has received several awards, including the much coveted African Movie Academy Award, AMAA.
Speaking about the film, Oladigbolu said, “This movie needs to be seen by our youths at home in Nigeria. The lure of life abroad has been confusing to many of us, and, for many who are able to travel out, they painfully learn that life abroad does not always justify its promise.”
In a planned screening tour, the young filmmaker wants to bring the rich and educational movie to the viewing pleasure of Nigerians, students and traders, youths and parents and just about everyone across the country.
In America will be viewed by interested Abuja residents at the National Press Centre, Radio House, 10 Garki, at 2:00pm next Thursday.