When 93 Days premiered at U.S. Department of Health, Washington
An exclusive screening of the movie, 93 Days, was held at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday, September 2, 2016 at its Hubert Humphrey Building, Washington DC, U.S.
In attendance were Hollywood actors, Danny Glover (Dr. Ohiaeri) and Tim Reid (Dr. Sam Adeniyi Jones), Associate Producer 93 Days, Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, producers/executive producers of 93 Days, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri, Steve Gukas and other dignitaries such as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs HHS, Jimmy Kolker, Owner First Consultant’s Hospital, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, Dr. Sam Adeniyi Jones, Director Office of Global Affairs HHS, Dr. David Brett-Majors and U.S. Department of Defense and former WHO expert, Kent Brantly.
Others were American Ebola survivor, Dr. Morris Ibeawuchi, Nigerian Ebola survivor, Bockari Stevens, the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to the U.S., Denas Morris, Center for Disease Control, Elizabeth Sadove, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Amanda Jacobsen, U.S. Department of State.
Joined by other officials from the White House, the screening received an impressive turnout as guests enjoyed and commended the phenomenal masterpiece that has been created by talented actors, producers and director in Nigeria.
During the question and answer session, the producers of 93 Days discussed the motivation behind the movie and how Nigeria is delighted to tell its story to the world through the film. Directed by Steve Gukas, the powerful movie is a compelling story of courage, determination and sacrifice as displayed by the team at First Consultant Hospital, the Nigerian government and well-meaning organisations in combating the Ebola virus that broke in 2014.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), widely recognised for showing the most outstanding films from around the world, has selected 93 Days for screening at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, Canada this week. Showing in cinemas nationwide from September 16, 2016, 93 Days is definitely a must-see and a movie that signifies a major landmark in the history of Nigeria.
Experts in the public health division of the U.S. government glowingly commended 93 days:
HHS- ASPR Division of International Health Security, Richard Balliram said, “Thank you for putting together such as beautiful movie that really told the story and elicited all the feelings of the Lagos experience. I hope the film makes it to many theatres and audiences”.
MPH (alumnus of Tutane’s School of Public Health, Tiffany Locus, “This was a high calibre film that was better than the movie ‘contagious’. I was impressed with the scientific accuracy and substantive report. I would certainly see it again”.
Alison Schaeffer, “The movie is a beautiful representation of humanity in time of tragedy. It was both entertaining, touching and educational. A true gem”.
Julie Barsic, “Fantastic! Wonderful to see the story behind the heroes in Nigeria. Finally a real movie about public health”.
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