Nwankwor’s flick on human trafficking for sex in cinemas
A movie titled Muna has been generating a lot of positive reviews since its release in the cinemas on Friday in Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia.
Directed by Kevin Nkem Nwankwor, it exposes the ills crippling the Nigerian borders from where human and sex trafficking occur.
The insightful movie features Nigerian Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington as Muna, who sets out to revenge the mischief done to her but got entangled in a romantic relationship with her archenemy’s son, leaving her at a crossroad to chose between love and vengeance.
Nwankwor, said, “If you watch the news daily, you will see these issues; it is sad.”
Though Nwankwor agrees that the institutions are doing something about it, but they are not really doing much, hence, the movie has come to create awareness, as human and sex trafficking is most rampant in poor communities, adding, “The victims get sweet promises dashed against rocks, this is our own way of using film as a tool for change to contribute to stopping this vicious evil not only in Nigeria but across the globe.”
Nwankwor added, “other than the message, the movie tries to melt the hearts of victims and survivors from becoming nurtured assassins or victims that may want to take the laws into their own hands.”
Muna, a thrilling action movie, has gunfights, martial arts, big explosions, suspense, lies, deceptions, romance, and a touch of humour.
Although not all action movies have both heroes and villains, Muna is an exception. It has a heroine and a villain. In the climax of the event, love stands above all.
Other characters in Muna are Nigerian legend Onyeka Onwenu, Ebele Okaro, Sharon Ifedi, Camille Winbush, Nigerian rapper and songwriter FALZ, Adam Huss, Mayling Ng, Robert Miano, Massi Furlan, Steve Wilder, Johnny Williams, and Michael Cavalieri.