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OJUJU \ 1:35:18 min \ Nigeria

In this award-winning zombie film, Romero’s neighborhood is in trouble. People are suddenly manifesting symptoms of rabid river blindness . With his friends, Emmy and Peju he struggles to understand how the neighborhood’s sole source of water supply could have been infected. However, there’s no time to ponder because they all must survive and fight their way through to escape the infested neighborhood. 

"70 million Nigerians exist without access to safe drinking water. Causes of the water pollution include the discharge of untreated sewage, refuse, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals, oil spills, pesticide, fertilizer run-off from farms, etc. into water bodies." – UNICEF and EU, Hon. Aliyu Ahman Pategi (Chairman, House Committee on water resources.)

AWARDS/FESTIVALS

Winner "BEST NIGERIAN FILM" AFRIFF; Winner, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ENGLISH) - BON Awards; Winner, BEST USE OF MAKE-UP - BON Awards Nominee; BEST MAKE-UP, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards; Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards; 7 NOMINATIONS GIAMA AWARDS 2015 including Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Producer; 7 NOMINATIONS Best Of Nollywood AWARDS 2015 including Best Actor, Actress and Supporting Actor (English), Best Editing, Best Screenplay, and Best Makeup Winner, BEST EDITING GIAMA AWARDS; Official selection EKOIFF, Lagos 2014; Official Selection PAFF, Los Angeles; Official selection New Voices in Black Cinema New York; Official selection Shockproof Film Festival, Prague; Official Selection Nollywood Week, Paris; Official Selection Fantasia Film Festival. Montreal; Official selection, Africa in Motion (AiM) Festival, Glasgow; Canadian Film Institute (CFI); African Film Festival of Ottawa, Canada; Official Selection, Black Movie Film Festival Geneva, Switzerland 2016


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CJ Obasi

C.J. fondly called "Fiery" or "The Fiery One" by many within and without the industry has worked on short films, documentaries, TV series and music videos as director, writer, cinematographer and editor. C.J's friend and partner, Benjamin Stockton)
was screened as the Closing Film at the Eko International Film Festival in November 2012, were it was noted as "the most daring film" in the festival, and C.J's work was compared to the Danish auteur, Lars von Trier's expressionism. C.J. set up his company "Fiery Film" in 2012, and soon after his friend Benjamin Stockton, a screenwriter and movie aficionado from California came on board to help run the company. Fiery Film latest project is the no-budget horror thriller feature film "Ojuju", written, directed and edited by C.J. "Ojuju" premiered at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), where it won The Best Nigerian Movie Award.

All from this director.

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