Champions of Our Time DVD will be released nationwide on December 17, 2012 and also on Amazon.com for USA and Canada where millions of Nigerians and other Africans in the Diaspora have been demanding for the DVD version.
Champions of Our Time is the family movie for this Christmas season and a collector’s item in every home. It will be sold nationwide by Denziot Integrated and logistics limited of 7B Fatai Kaffo Crescent, Off Agungi Agirun Road, Lekki, Lagos.
The multiple awards winning movie sponsored by the Lagos state government became the first and the only Nollywood movie to win the major ECOWAS Special Prize and the Prix spécial du jury pour une œuvre de fiction TV/Vidéo (Special Jury Prize for TV/Video fiction) with a value of one million CFA francs at the highly competitive Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou ( FESPACO) in 2011. Champions of Our Time with screenplay by the award winning screenwriter Chidi Nwokeabia and directed by award winning filmmaker Mak Kusare and Charles Inojie is the second Nigerian movie to have been so honoured since Newton Aduaka won the most coveted First Prize, Étalon de Yenenga for his Ezra in 2007.
Champions of Our Time won the Best Film award at the 2010 Zafaa International Film Festival, Best Film at 2010 Abuja International Film Festival, Golden Mboni Award at 2010 Lola Kenya Screen Festival, Kenya, two awards at the 2010 Terracotta Awards, Official Selection of the African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA 2010) and Official Selection of the 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival. Outside Africa, Champions of Our Time was finalist at the 2011 16th International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, USA, Official Selection of Deep Fried International Film Festival, U.K and Official Selection of Lucasfilm International Film Festival in Germany.
Champions of Our Time tells the extraordinary story of two exceptionally brilliant young girls from opposing ends of the social spectrum. They both nurse ambitions of becoming the next winner of the prestigious St. Flairs Foundation Quiz Competition. However, their quest unravels a web of intrigue, high-stakes politicking, corruption in high places, and a culture of neglect and discrimination against the physically challenged amongst us. Suspense-wrapped scenes in the movie showed how far the players went to achieve their dreams in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
The movie is a production of Macnuel Productions Limited in Nigeria and starring top Nollywood stars Segun Arinze, Joke Silva-Jacob, Ngozi Ezeonu, Ejike Asiegbu, Ayo Adesanya, Charles Inojie, (Introducing) Treasure Obasi and Feyisola Ewulomi, Paul Adams, Ejike Metu and others.
DIRECTOR --- Mak Kusare
PRODUCERS --- Chidi Nwokeabia & Emeka Enyiocha
SCREENPLAY --- Chidi Nwokeabia
MUSIC --- Muhammed Musulumi
D.O.P --- Pindem Lot
EDITOR --- Eric Obinwa & Idi Nasiru
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER --- Macnuel Productions
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR --- Charles Inojie
CONTINUITY --- Ikechukwu Omenaihe
MAKE-UP --- Yemisi Ikotun
CUSTOMIER --- Chioma Okafor
LOCATION --- Macnuel Productions Ltd. & Simeone Owest
For more details on DVD copies, call Tel: 234 8035005391, 08023424770.