Bolanle Austen-Peters, known for her contributions to the creative arts (especially with the Terra Culture centre), decided that it was worth the challenge to do the movie 93 Days, because she thought the story told by its script was “gripping, fascinating, sensational, and heroic”. And for 18 months, she worked along with a star-studded cast- directed by the award winning Steve Gukas –to bring the “gripping” script to life.
93 Days tells the story of a nation battling the rampaging Ebola virus, and circles in on the travails of a handful of figures at the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, where the first death from the disease took place. The movie portrays the experience of its staff as a fight, a struggle against a dark monster, whose merciless advance leaves the hopes and dreams of ordinary Nigerians working in a healthcare institution dead in its wake. The casualties are characterized as martyrs, the survivors as victors. The world watching on is largely unseen, but alluded to on several occasions; and they watch Nigeria triumph, despite the odds being stacked against her.
The acting is, on the whole, quite good. Bimbo Akintola, who plays the role of the heroic Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, carves out a strong character around which the story revolves. Her take on the selfless hospital consultant is almost flawless: a personality passionate about her fellow workers and her patie ... Read Full Review