93 Days premieres at House on the Rock
In line with its resolve to promote purposeful leadership in Nigeria, The Rock Cathedral, in collaboration with Natives FilmWorks, Michelangelo Productions and the Bolanle Austen- Peters Production, is set to premiere the highly anticipated Steve Gukas film, 93 Days.
Billed for Thursday, September 13, 2016, at the Rock Cathedral, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos, will be the third movie premiere to be hosted by the church, having premiered Selma and Captive, which featured award -winning Nigerian actor David Oyelowo.
Starring Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover, Tim Reid, Somkele Idhalama, Keppy Ekpenyong Gideon Okeke and other talented actors, 93 Days is a compelling story of dedication, sacrifice and resilience which celebrates the courage shown by the First Consultant Medical Team, the Lagos State & Federal Governments and well-meaning organisations in combating the Ebola virus, which broke out early 2014 in Nigeria.
Bimbo Akintola plays the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who worked with her younger colleagues, and whose early detection of the disease in a patient and insistence on treating him contributed greatly to limiting the spread of the disease in our nation. This powerful movie has the central themes of triumph, heroism and a country’s determination to rise above the storm.
The film also highlights the rapid response of the Lagos State Government and its collaboration with other well-meaning organisations in combating the deadly virus. Thus, this premiere is themed: The Power of Collaboration.
Speaking on the church’s partnership with the production team, the Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin said, “House on the Rock’s mission is to work together with everyone that is invested 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.”
It will be recalled that 93 days is also among Nigerian films to be screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).