Izu Ojukwu the Director of ’76’ has revealed that the story the movie is centered around is very personal to him.
According to a chat he had with Vanguard newspaper, he says;
The movie is a very personal story to me. It is a story of our honor and integrity. It signified that men must be able to accept the consequences of the decision they make.
He adds that even though he was less than 4 years old as at the time the story his movie captures happened in Nigeria, he did live in a house owned by Dimka’s family and was raised there as a child.
For those who may now know, Dimka is credited as the mastermind behind the 1976 coup d’etat which led to the assassination of then Head Of State, General Murtala Muhammed.
This coup also ushered Obasanjo into power as Head of State.
Ojukwu’s film ’76’ tells this story in a way that he says is “appealing to everyone and not celebrating the negative side of national life.”
Izu Ojukwu’s ’76’ features Nollywood heavyweights like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.
And it has started showing in cinemas across the country.