A first of its kind, inspirational Nollywood Christian film, ‘The Oratory’ set to premiere in Nigeria and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Lagos State Government, Italian business community in Nigeria, and other stakeholders are lending their support with representatives scheduled to attend the premieres on the 20th November in Lagos and 27th November in Abuja.
The massive support for this premiere is because of the movie’s theme, which raises awareness for the plight of street children in society. According to the Movie Producer, Dr. Cyril Odia, SDB, The Oratory is based on the story of an African- American missionary who was inspired by the Italian Saint Don Bosco, renowned for dedicating his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youths.
The Oratory was filmed in various locations in Rome, Atlanta, Lagos, and Turin, featuring a galaxy of Nigerian and international Movie stars such as Enyinna Nwigwe, Celeste Marcone, Florence Uwaleke, Andrea Charles Ukpong, Rich Lowe Ikenna, and directed by Obi Emelonye.
Speaking further, Dr. Odia noted that there are over one hundred thousand street children, vulnerable to negative societal issues such as violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, and crime. He described this situation as a time bomb that required concerted efforts by local and international stakeholders for the rehabilitation of Street Children.
In a statement released by the chairman of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Gbenga X-adebija, it was stated that proceeds from the movie premieres would be used to resource existing shelters in Lagos and Ibadan and to open up new Child Protection Centers for street children across Nigeria.
Premieres for The Oratory have already been held in Dublin, London, Turin, Venice and will screen roadshow style in four continents and over 16 cities before year-end.
The Lagos State premiere of The Oratory will hold on the 20th of November, at the Film House Cinemas, 30B Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere. Red Carpet starts at 1 pm.
Ticket rates are as follows:
Under 18 years 2k
Above 18 years 3k
Family bundle of 5 tickets 10k
To get a ticket, call Angela on 08035706172.