Mark your calendars! The Nigerian film “Orah,” directed by Lonzo Nzekwe (“Anchor Baby”), will hit audiences in select Canadian cinemas starting February 9th, 2024. Catch it at Cineplex Cinemas in Toronto, Colossus Cineplex Cinemas in Vaughan, Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas in Scarborough, and SilverCity Brampton Cinemas in Brampton. LevelFILM is the official distributor.
This powerful story follows Orah, a taxi driver in Canada, who embarks on a relentless quest for vengeance against a Nigerian drug trafficking ring responsible for her son’s tragic death. The journey becomes personal for Nzekwe, who tragically lost his own brother to a stray bullet fired by a police officer in 2016. Fueled by this personal loss, the script, which took over 11 years to develop, ultimately transformed into a gripping revenge thriller.
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Don’t miss the chance to experience this film, co-produced by Floyd Kane and Amos Adetuyi. “Orah” had the prestigious honour of being the opening movie for the 2023 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) after securing a coveted spot at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier that year.
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Shot in Canada and Nigeria in late 2022, the film features a talented cast led by Oyin Oladejo as the determined Orah. She’s joined by a strong supporting cast, including Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, O.C. Ukeje, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, and many more.
Additionally, “Orah” secured a worldwide representation deal with CAA during the 2023 TIFFestival, ensuring its journey extends far beyond Canadian borders.
Don’t even think of missing your chance to witness Orah’s fight for justice. Head to your nearest participating cinema starting February 9th and experience this impactful Nigerian story unfolding on the big screen!