Green White Green

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Green White Green
Directed byAbba Makama
Produced byAbba Makama
StarringIfeanyi Dike, Jammal Ibrahim, Samuel Robinson.
Release date
30 September 2016
CountryNigeria
LanguageEnglish

Green White Green is a coming of age film revolving around three teenagers, who seem on an interminably long wait for university.

Plot[edit]

Three teenagers seem to be on an interminably long wait for university. In the hiatus, they carry on with various shenanigans. Uzzie tries his hand on becoming an artist, his friend Segun keeps a bag packed for an always impending trip to New York and the other one tries to make his father believe in and respect him.

Their 'lounging and chilling' sessions help the audience understand what drives the average young Nigerian; the audience sees the American and hip hop influence, the Boko Haram issue, the hankering after 'going abroad' and the lack of direction that sometimes leads young people down the wrong path.

A group of Ajegunle boys are described as 'Future Thugs' and one of them actually looks in the camera and says – 'Make you look me o, I no well o' which sort of sums up the mental state of many young Nigerians driven half-mad by disillusion and the mess their parents have made of the country.

Green White Green is produced and directed by Abba Makama. It stars Ifeanyi Dike, Samuel Robinson and Jammal Ibrahim.[1]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Green White Green was released in Nigeria on 30 September 2016 at the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival[2][3] in Lagos following a screening at The Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5]

Reception[edit]

Green White Green has received good critical reviews and has been described as "scrappy and clever" by Now Toronto,[6] "Meta-Nollywood" by Screen Daily,[7] "a kaleidoscopic exploration of Nigeria's history" by New Telegraph,[8] "daring, wild and seemingly fun" by Indie Wire,[9] "Bold and Brash" by Variety[10] and "A Jagajaga film" by Sabi News.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Cool New Comedy Asks "What Does It Mean To Be Nigerian?"". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Green White Green to Open Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival | Lights Camera Africa!!!". 23 September 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ Adiele, Chinedu. "Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival: "Green White Green" premieres at 6th edition 'Day 1' - Events - Pulse". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. ^ YManager (20 September 2016). "The Film Blog: 'Green White Green' was the real star of TIFF 2016 - but you didn't hear about it, because... feferity - YNaija". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Green White Green". www.tiff.net. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ ">>> Green White Green". 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ "'Green White Green': Toronto Review". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Green White Green, a tale of rebellion, to premiere in Toronto Film Festival". 20 August 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  9. ^ Erbland, Kate. "TIFF Premiere Green White Green Shows Off Wildness of Youth – Clip | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  10. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (12 September 2016). "Toronto: Nigerian Rookie Explores Country's Divisions With 'Green White Green'". Retrieved 1 October 2016.