Toronto International Film Festival, which has an outstanding
reputation for showing the best films from around the world, announced
yesterday its selection of the captivating movie 93 Days for this year’s
highly anticipated premiere of 93 Days will take place at the TIFF on
Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 9.30pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre in
Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Days has been labelled as one of the most important movies to come out
of Nigeria. The true-life movie details the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria,
which had the entire nation at a standstill.
movie gives a true account of how Nigeria was faced with the first case
of the Ebola Virus and the victory the country achieved when the
disease was eradicated after 93 Days.
found its way to Nigeria when American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer (Keppy
Ekpeyong Bassey) collapsed at the Muritala Muhammed International
Airport in Lagos and was rushed to First Consultant Hospital for
exhibiting symptoms of fever. After careful observation, the team at
First Consultant Hospital led by Dr Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola)
believed Mr Sawyer’s illness was more severe than fever and not long
enough; he was diagnosed with the Ebola Virus Disease. Then, the journey
began on how to control the spread of the life-threatening virus that
could result into a national outbreak.
Days is a masterfully crafted incredible story of bravery and sacrifice
and is definitely a must see. It showcases the best of Nigeria, it’s
powerful, gripping and an emotive piece. I am proud. “ – Bolanle Austen
Peters, Producer, 93 Days
suspense filled thriller directed by award-winning movie director,
Steve Gukas features the best of international and African movie acts
such as TIFF rising star, Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, Danny Glover, Tim
Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Bimbo
Manuel, Charles Okafor, Tina Mba, Gideon Okeke, Paul Adams, Francis
Onwochei amongst others.
Days is a powerful movie that details defeat, triumph, heroism and a
country’s determination to protect its people. For the first time in
Television history in Nigeria, and with the expertise of talented
producers, cast and crew, Nigeria tells its own story through film.
film produced by Steve Gukas, Pemon Rami, Bolanle Austen-Peters and
Dotun Olakunri would be showing in cinemas nationwide from the 16th of