Yemi Amodu advises govt to use filmmaking to sell policies

Filmmaker, Yemi Amodu, has advised the Federal and state governments to engage filmmakers to sell their policies and promote their agendas.

The former Global Secretary and Head of Research and  Documentation of Theatre Arts and Motion Picture practitioners Association of Nigeria said this while speaking about his latest movie, ‘Erebe’, which addresses the dangers of illegal mining.

According to Amodu, the menace is becoming more rampant in the country.

He said, “The movie borders on the crimes and dangers of illegal mining. It was shot in April 2023. It is a crime thriller, and I believe it will resonate with movie buffs, as it speaks to the challenges of the day, as well as the dangers of not implementing laws made for society.

“It is thought-provoking, and talks about exploitation. Movie makers can be likened to seers, and this is why the government ought to use filmmaking to sell their policies and promote their agendas.”

The movie, which was shot in Yoruba language, features actors, such as Yinka Salau, Akinola Akano, Jibola Dabo, Jude Chukwuka, Adewale Elesho, Abeni Agbon, Mariam Mustapja, and Abolarinwa Amodu.

Produced by Foluso Adedigba, the movie was made in collaboration with Cousinbayo Commercial Coordinates Limited and Comart Costus Limited.