“If I Am President” movie Wazobia Version by High Definition Film Studio and Film For Impact Foundation, produced and Directed by my multi-award winning director Bright Wonder Obasi, Premieres Online to Rave Reviews and High Audience Engagement.
“If I Am President,” movie is a thought-provoking political drama that delves into the story of 37 year Old Zinachi Ohams, the presidential candidate of the Nigerian Rebirth Party, a new party made up of young idealists armed with little more than their ideals as he Journeys through the challenges of nasty politically engineered attacks, to emerge as the party and candidate to beat in the elections.
The movie, since its first release (English version) in 2018, has received glowing reviews from critics and audiences alike, with many praising its compelling and thought-provoking story, high production value, and powerful performances. Many has referred to the movie as a PROPHECY, as many events currently playing out in Nigeria’s political sphere, were forecasted in the movie, including the #endsars protest, during which a scene from the movie went viral, mirroring the events of the period, and also the emergence of a third force in the Nigerian political scene, led by the Nigerian Youth. “If I Am President” gained recognition for Best Screenplay at the Motion Pictures international film festival.
The premiere which showcased the movie in three Major Nigerian Languages, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, also featured an After-show on the theme “2023 ELECTIONS, A DECIDING MOMENT FOR NIGERIA”, and brought together some of the most influential leaders in the Nigerian political sphere, including Former Minister of Education and Founder/Chairperson #Fixpolitics.org and TheSPPG.org, Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, Dr. Amina Salihu-Senior Program Officer MacArthur Foundation, Ruben Alba- Head of Section for Democracy & Human Right EU Delegation to Nigeria, Yemi Adamolekun- Executive Director Enough Is Enough Nigeria, Kunle Lawal- Executive Director Electoral College, award-winning TV personality Adaora Onyechere Sydney-Jack, and stars of the movie Ayoola Ayolola and Bryan Okwara, and also the producer and director of the movie Bright Wonder Obasi.
In her speech, Dr. Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili said, “Citizens cannot be too idealistic for expecting the basic minimum from the government”. She Praised The Movie’s Director, saying. “I believe your movie is one of the most important political literacy materials out there.”
“The future of Nigeria is in the hands of its people, and it is up to us to shape it and ensure that it is one of prosperity and progress for all. I believe that the ‘If I Am President Wazobia Version’ is an important step in this direction.” Says Bright Wonder Obasi, the writer/producer/director of the movie. He went on to say “We are thrilled with the success of the online premiere of ‘If I Am President’ movie, and the impact it has had on audiences”. As a socially-conscious organization, we are committed to using the medium of film to start important conversations, drive civic engagement, and inspire behavioral change. With the film’s message resonating so strongly with viewers, we are proud to have played a part in encouraging more Nigerians, especially young people, to participate more actively in the electoral process, and politics & governance in general.”
If I am President movie is supported by the John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. The film is now available on YouTube @ HDFA TV, making it accessible to a wider audience, and further screenings are being planned by HDFS team across the country, providing even more viewers with the opportunity to watch the film and be inspired by its message.
“A sequel to the all-time classic political drama, If I Am President, the TV Series, is currently in the works, and principal photography will commence soon”, says the movie producer/director, Bright Wonder Obasi.
For more information on “If I Am President” and HDFS/HDFA, please visit www.hdfilmacademy.com, and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #IfIAmPresident.
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