Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Remember a few weeks back when we told you about Anchor baby and the various ways in which producers,directors and actors are not resting on their oars to see Nollywood at the top. Well here is one of such: Shot in Brampton and Hamilton, Ontario Canada, ‘Anchor Baby’ received positive reviews from critics at screening events. It was chosen by the Reel World Film Festival as one of the 20 emerging film makers in Canada and now it has bagged two awards from the Harlem International Film Festival in New York City which are the movie Best Film award while lead actress Omoni Oboli won the Best Actress award.. "Anchor Baby a film that had Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and African characters playing major parts, tells the tale of a married illegal immigrant couple living in the US, Joyce and Paul Unanga. They have been ordered by the US immigration to leave the country by voluntary departure. They agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream".

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