The World premiere of “93 Days” took place on Friday, 9th September 2016 at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) after its screening which was a huge success at The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The event kicked-off with the arrival of the cast, producers and director and the movie was introduced by Cameron Bailey, the Creative Director of TIFF.
In attendance at the premiere were the cast, Danny Glover, Bimbo Akinkola, Somkele Iyamah-Idlahama, Keppy Ekpenyong, Sola Oyebode, Film Score Composer George Kallis, Producers/Executive Producers of 93 Days, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas, Associate Producer of 93 Days, Kemi DaSilva-Ibru.
Celebrities, industry experts and government official, as well as various dignitaries and International media, were also present at the premiere.
The movie screening took place at the Isabel Bader Theatre was capacity filled and even guests line went up as far as two streets with the eagerness to watch the much-publicised movie
The movie came to an end with a standing ovation from the crowd and a Question and Answer session.
“The key was Collaboration and to see how much we can achieve with collaboration really changed me. It was important for me to be in this film because of the message. Nigeria is a dynamic great country, it’s a country where the people are challenging themselves. This is an example of how they challenged themselves and succeeded. I’m so proud to be a part of it” – Hollywood actor, Danny Glover (Played Dr Ohiaeri).
93 Days is scheduled to premiere in Nigeria at The Rock Cathedral, Lekki Lagos on the 13th of September 2016
The film is produced by Steve Gukas, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Pemon Rami, and Dotun Olakunri and it will be showing in cinemas nationwide from the 16th of September 2016.
The movie is the true story of how Nigeria was faced with the first case of the deadly Ebola virus and the victory the country achieved when the disease was eliminated after 93 Days.
The Ebola Virus found its way to Nigeria when American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer ( played by Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey) collapsed at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and was immediately rushed to First Consultant Hospital for showing symptoms of fever.
After watchful observation, the medical team at First Consultant Hospital led by Dr Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola) held that Mr Sawyer’s illness was more severe than fever and shortly after; he was diagnosed with the Ebola Virus Disease.
Then, the journey started on how to control the spread of the life-threatening virus that could become a national outbreak.
“93 Days is a masterfully crafted incredible story of bravery and sacrifice and is definitely a must see. It showcases the best of Nigeria, it’s powerful, gripping and an emotive piece. I am proud. “ – Bolanle Austen Peters, Producer, 93 Days.