by Wilfred Okiche
Nollywood royalty Patience Ozorkwo, Joke Silva and Alex Usifo join forces and talent in a new advocacy flick. ‘Victims of the Society is their new film produced by actor and film maker, Elvis Chuks.
The movie holds a mirror to the effects of child abuse. It takes a holistic look at what happens when a child is turned into a miscreant and when that miscreant is unleashed on the society. It explores the damaging effect of an abuse and the role of the society in avoiding a re-occurrence.
“This is the kind of movie we want to be doing now, topical movies that will tell stories…”
Patience Ozorkwo aka Mama Gee describes the plot as a unique one. “I felt touched by the storyline of the movie when I read the script. Many people have done stories concerning what people are passing through in the society but they have never touched it the way this script touched it,” she said.
She continues: “This is the kind of movie we want to be doing now, topical movies that will tell stories. stories that would go anywhere in the world, not just stories that portray things in our society but all societies around the world. Even the white people go through what was portrayed in this movie which is an international standard movie.”
Nollywood veteran Joke Silva, who co-starred in the movie also spoke on the depth of the film. “The film treats on various issues that affect our society such as human trafficking, the HIV/AIDS surge , child and women abuse,” she said.
The movie seems to cover on every single societal problem, producer Elvis Chuks, said the movie was for the African society and not for Nigeria alone. “According to reports, 75% of people in the world have been victims of one form of abuse or the other. I am very passionate about this movie because the message cuts across the social classes in our society and the world over,” he said.
‘Victims of the Society’’ opens soon in a cinema near you.