A new clip from the anticipated Adonaija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu produced movie ’76’ has been released to further wet fan’s appetite.
’76’ is set 6 years after the Nigerian civil war, it was shot in the ancient city of Ibadan and 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.
With about 200 cast and crew members on set, the movie which is directed by Ojukwu, has the story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.
Cast of this anticipated movie were trained for 21 days by the Nigerian Defence Academy, they include talented actors like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.
There was recently a special screening for former Nigerian Army general, Olusegun Obasanjo, who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
The film which was shot with the approval and support from the Nigerian Army is the first war film in Nigerian history to be shot inside the barracks, features real life and archived footage .
The one-minute clip features an emotional Rita Dominic being interrogated.