Set in 1967 during the Nigerian civil war, an imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief General Emeka for one last conversation, one last encounter.
Alright, we are off with a good start. The Encounter has the right tone down, the dialog feels very natural and the actors really know what they’re doing. It has all right the lighting, angles and grit that you could almost smell their sweat. If all of this technical stuff is done right, we have to point the finger at the director, so bravo. The script really paints a picture that the now imprisoned and near to be executed man used to be a respected figure and close friend the military personnel imprisoning him. It’s a nice touch that when Emmanuel entered General Emeka’s office they did not talk business right away but tried to talk to each other as if they were still friends. As if they are hesitant to face the present reality and are still trying to salvage something through all of this. This scene is where the title of this short came from, and it is justified. Unfortunately, this is the part I talk about negatives.
This short’s hook is the conversation of former friends who are now enemies because of differing views and are now discussing why it all came to this. Maybe in this last meeting, something will get clear. But the problem is every event discussed in their intense clash is never seen by th ... Read Full Review