The Encounter is a poignant historical drama adaptation based on the short story “The Encounter” by historian, Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema. The film captures the remarkable story of a moment in the history of the nation and how the events that transpired helped in determining what Nigeria is today. Set in 1967 during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, an imprisoned Ifeajuna (Amarachukwu Onoh) is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Gregory Ojefua) for one last conversation, one last encounter. The Encounter is directed by Tolu Ajayi.

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Omenka

29 Dec 2016
8.0
The Encounter is set in 1967. The movie begins with the text – For over a year, the breakaway Republic of Biafra has been at war with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This text sets the mood for us. The viewer may already be familiar with the civil ...
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Hubrif

29 Dec 2016
7.0
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 ...
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Daily Independent

29 Dec 2016
7.0
The Encounter is a poignant historical drama adaptation based on the short story “The Encounter” by a historian and teacher in Anambra State, Henry Onyema. The film captures the remarkable story of a moment in the history of the nation an ...

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Release Date:

November 10th, 2015 (Africa International Film Festival, Nigeria)

Executive Producer:

Babatunwa Aderinokun, Uche Okocha

Cinematography:

Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe

Story:

Based on the original story "The Encounter" by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema

Screenplay:

Egbemawei Sammy, Frederick Anyaegbunam

Editor:

Chuka Ejorh

Production Designer:

Uchechukwu Nwaohiri

Music:

Michael "Truth" Ogunlade

Original Score:

Michael "Truth" Ogunlade

Production Company:

Trino Studios

Distribution:

Libervue Ltd

Language:

English

Runtime:

23 minutes

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