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“Out of Breath”: See The Teaser For Obi Melonye’s New Igbo Epic

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While we are still basking in the cinematic masterpiece that is Afamefuna, Out of Breath, is a new Igbo Epic set to be released by Obi Emelonye. Obi Emelonye, is an award-winning Nigerian film director, he is known for critically acclaimed films such as Last Flight to Abuja (2012), The Mirror Boy (2011), and Onye Ozi (2013).

Out of Breath delves into the depths of an ancient Igbo village where a sinister tradition threatens the very essence of its people. The story follows the plight of “Nna Obioha,” a village elder who dares to defy the cruel tradition that demands the sacrifice of a servant upon an elder’s death. Inspired by true events, the narrative challenges the entrenched beliefs of the community, exploring the resilience of the human spirit against centuries-old customs.

The film features an array of stars, led by Kanayo O. Kanayo, Chidi Mokeme, Jide Kene Achufusi, Ebele Okaro, Queen Nwokoye, Obi Okoli, Chineye Ndebe, and Echelon Mbadiwe.

Driven by a desire to bring forth a compelling narrative deeply rooted in Igbo tradition, scriptwriter Ngozi Ideh envisioned Out of Breath as a groundbreaking epic tale that transcends the boundaries of conventional Nollywood storytelling. Director Obi Emelonye elevates Ideh’s vision by crafting an all-Igbo language film, seamlessly intertwining culture and heritage to depict a riveting true story set in 1940s rural Nigeria. 

See the teaser below! More details to be updated shortly.

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