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Nollywood Movie On Nigeria’s Ebola Encounter Sells Out At Toronto Film Festival

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Nollywood’s docudrama “93 Days,” recently premiered in Lagos on the 13th of this month. It chronicles the harrowing weeks in the summer of 2014 when a man ill with the Ebola virus arrived in Lagos city from Liberia. The movie is co-produced and directed by Nollywood’s award winning director, Steve Gukas stars Hollywood’s Danny Glover.

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Nollywood Movie On Nigeria's Ebola Encounter Sells Out At Toronto Film Festival

Nollywood Movie On Nigeria’s Ebola Encounter Sells Out At Toronto Film Festival – Photo source: 93DaysMovie

93 days has been getting quite the buzz and sold out at the Toronto Film Festival. Also, it ended with a standing ovation from the audience, sources say.

Two years ago, on July 20th of 2014, the deadly Ebola virus made its way to Nigeria. In what WHO described as a “spectacular success story”, the country held the number of cases to 19, with 7 deaths. On October 20, 2014, Nigeria was declared free of Ebola virus transmission.

Director Steve Gukas said he hopes people who watch the movie understand how closely people in far-flung parts of the world are connected.

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