Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed Hails the Milkmaid, the Nigerian Film Selected For 2021 Oscars

“The Milkmaid is a testament to the progress the area film field has made in the spots of professionalism and international competitiveness, although highlighting Nigeria’s probable as a viable desired destination for chopping edge film productions.” Minister of Data and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday December seventeen, the Minister of Data and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed reported “the Milkmaid is a testament to the progress which the area film field has made in the spots of professionalism and international competitiveness, although also highlighting Nigeria’s probable as a viable desired destination for chopping edge film productions.” He pledged government’s whole assistance for ‘The Milkmaid’s’ success at the 2021 Oscars, and urged all Nigerians to fully assistance the film’s quest for a noteworthy operate at the 93rd Oscars.

The film was selected by the 12-member Nigeria Official Assortment Committee (NOSC), owning adopted and fulfilled the recommended strategies by the United States’ Academy of Movement Images, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The variety of ‘The Milkmaid’ was formally announced on December 1st, 2020 by the NOSC, headed by a filmmaker and education administrator, Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi. Prepared, manufactured and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele, ‘The Milkmaid’ is a Hausa language-dependent thriller spotlighting insurgency and extremism, primarily as they impact girls and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The film, which not too long ago garnered 8 nominations at the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, narrates the story of a Fulani milkmaid who confronts extremists in a rural African community in a quest to locate her lacking sister, and information how endeavours to recapture her disrupted past grew to become difficult.

The film, although supremely entertaining, at the same time sensitizes and facilitates insights into the predicament of victims of insurgency, primarily girls and children, thus contributing to ongoing endeavours aimed at eradicating extremism from the society.

Technically crafted to the maximum international cinematic standards, The Milkmaid showcases the natural attractiveness of Nigeria’s topography this sort of as the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba condition, although highlighting the richness of the subregion’s vibrant Hausa and Fulani cultures.

The Government Producer of The Milkmaid, Dr. Oluseun Sowemimo, is a US-dependent Nigerian surgeon.

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