‘Anchor Baby’, the movie produced and directed by Lonzo Nzekwe a Nigerian who resides in Canada and will for a long time be known as one of the biggest movie to hit the Nigerian cinemas, is now showing in cinemas across Canada where it was shot.
Also well known for the numerous awards accrued to it, ‘Anchor Baby’ was recently conferred with a Golden Palm Award at the Mexico International film festival, making its list of awards a total of seven international awards from ten International film festivals around the globe.
‘Right from its first screening, Canadians have been yearning to have the movie showing in cinemas in Canada but my patriotic sentiments made me bring the movie to Nigeria first and then to Ghana before showing it in Canada. Just like it was in Nigeria, Canadians are highly receptive to the movie and in the few weeks of its presence in the Canadian cinemas, the response has been mind blowing’, says Lonzo Nzekwe, the producer of ‘Anchor Baby’when asked to speak on the movie showing in Canada.
‘Anchor Baby’ stars Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, Colin Paradine, Mark Cassius, Michael Scratch, Cyrus Faird and Santiago Lopera and is currently being represented by ID Communications, a Montreal and Canada-based film marketing and distributions company.
‘Anchor Baby’, set to be released in United Kingdom and Europe soon, tells the tale of Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong), a married illegal immigrant couple living in the United States. Their plan towards obtaining a stay in the US was to deliver a child, who will have an automatic citizenship, but Joyce was only five months pregnant and the US immigration has ordered them to leave the country by voluntary departure. Aiming at beating the US immigration to their game, Paul and Joyce went into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported leaving the pregnant Joyce to fight to achieve their dream. The love, hope, pain and struggle that came with this decision is bound to stir up some emotion in you.