The inspiring cinematic movie and a trans-Atlantic story of self-discovery, Joseph, will make its Nigeria premiere this month. The dramatic movie, which is being highly anticipated across continents, chronicles one man’s journey as he breaks through parental, societal and cultural boundaries to find his true identity.
Joseph will premiere on January 22 at Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark Village in Lagos, after which it will be released in cinemas across the country from Friday, January 24, 2020.
Joseph surveys the central character’s journey to his land of origin, regaling viewers with tales of love, acceptance, and freedom. The movie trails the life of a young, successful medical doctor in the Caribbean whose curiosity about Africa drives him to set out for a world unknown. Defiant and rebellious, Joseph dismisses the warnings and threats of his affluent medically inclined family to seek reconnection to his ancestral roots and discover his true purpose.
The larger-than-screen production is aimed at addressing misconceptions about Africa fed by global media while observing the many similarities between life in the Caribbean and West Africa.
In celebration of the Year of Return, Joseph premiered in Ghana to rave reviews, with Nollywood favourites, Mawuli Gavor and Sika Osei, and the lead actor, Kevoy Burton, who flew in from Jamaica.
The film also featured acclaimed singer/songwriter Shontelle (T-Shirt and Impossible) and Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds (Roll it Gal), as well as several international actors, adding to the plumb of this highly regarded production.
In addition, Joseph has been selected for screening at the largest Black film festival in the USA, the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles which is scheduled to hold from February 11-23.
A trailer for the movie is available for preview here.