Abba Makama’s feature film Green White Green has now been successfully catalogued into the Harvard University Student Library, under the cinema of sub Saharan Africa.
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That said, the 2016 comedy is heavy for its symbolism of national unity of the major ethnic groups. Its patently patriotic title aside, the movie is a coming-of-age story that follows three young artists who hang out and search for direction in their lives, all in the stagnant months leading up to the beginning of their university studies.
At the Harvard University Student Library, the movie will be used for student research on Nigerian culture and Hollywood. Starring Ifeanyi Dike Jr (who is currently pursuing a masters degree in acting at UCLA), Samuel Robinson and Omoye Uzamere, Green White Green is still available for streaming on Netflix. Makama has been an industrious filmmaker since graduating from film school in New York, and was listed as one of the 15 African creatives to watch for in 2016 by Ventures Africa. Direc-toh (2010), Amebo at Four (2010), Party Minister (2012) are just a few works to his credits.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.