FG Begins Production of N1.1bn Documentary Series
By Sodeinde Temidayo David
The production of a documentary series dedicated to the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria, which is expected to gulp N1.1 billion and backed by the federal government, has commenced.
The series, titled Nigeria’s 1914 Posterity Documentary, was originally billed for 2020, but the production was put on hold as a result of the global health challenge caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The film reflects on the past and envisions a greater future. The project is being done with the support of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), the National Film Corporation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as well as Interfora Initiative.
The documentary is part of the larger Nigeria 1914 Project in production which is a dramatised educational epic movie, featuring legendary actors and actresses already drawn from both Nigeria and Great Britain, acting in a story based on Nigeria’s amalgamation in 1914.
This is the first time in the nation’s history that the amalgamation of Nigeria will be told in an epic world-class movie and presented to the world to promote national education, humanity and the footprint of good things about Nigeria on the global stage to global audiences.
The funding is drawn from investors, donor institutions and sponsorships.
The documentary series is aimed at inspiring this generation and posterity, providing a spectacular platform to positively present Nigeria to the world.
It also profiles exemplary dignitaries, leaders, state governments, and outstanding government institutions; their relevant information and highlights their key and little-known achievements.
It is no doubt that it will serve as a source of education, inspiration and information for both academic and non-academic circles of the present and future generations of Nigerians, the government envisaged.
The programme would be made accessible to Nigerians, including the Diaspora and the rest of the world through all official websites of partnering government institutions and other major online platforms for posterity.
It has been recommended for every Nigerian and family at home, abroad and all well-meaning good friends of Nigeria all around the world to access and see through all major online and offline (TV) platforms, it will also be available on dedicated projects websites and websites of already partnering government agencies.