Get ready for an exclusive sneak peek at Izu Ojukwu’s highly anticipated film, ’77: The Festac Conspiracy’.
The film is a historical drama about an ex-serviceman invited to challenge the continent’s political status quo.
The story takes place during the Second World African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in Lagos, Nigeria, which lasted from January 15 to February 12, 1977.
The film is directed by Izu Ojukwu and written by Olisa Eloka, with art direction by Pat Nebo and cinematography by Peter Kreil, produced by Adonis Production.
According to WhatKeptUp, the movie has a cast filled with well-known actors such as Ramsey Nouah playing Captain Dewa, Rita Dominic as Suzie, Daniel K Daniel as Corporal Obi, Ibinabo Fibresima as Angelina/Angela, and Soibifaa Dokubo as the leader of the Free Africa Movement.
77 is a political thriller that follows Amina, 4.4.44, and 76, all of which were inspired by the unsuccessful military coup and the assassination of Gen. Murtala Mohammed in 1976.
The focus of the movie is on Captain Dewa, a youthful soldier who faced accusations of involvement in the unsuccessful 1976 coup. His wife, Suzy, who was pregnant at the time, helps him to prove his innocence. This film offers a valuable perspective on a difficult period in our country’s past. It was released in 2016 and features performances by Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Dominic, and Ibinabo Fiberesima.
No release date for movie 77 yet, still in post-production. The teaser was released on August 21, 2023.