The plight of the girl child is once again brought to the fore in the latest movie of top actress, Rita Daniels.
The movie entitled, ‘The Enemy I know’ set to hit cinemas nationwide on October 11 premiered at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on October 4, 2019.
Explaining the concept behind the N150m budget film, Daniels said that the family story which affects every individual focuses on giving the girl child equal opportunity with her male counterpart.
In a chat with the movie director, Ozoemenam Nwakibe on why the movie which featured the likes of Jide Kosoko, Desmond Elliot, Regina Daniels Nwoko, Ken Erics among others was expensive. He said: “As the saying goes, good soup comes with some good cost. Let me put it in perspective. The average cost of shooting a standard film in Nigeria is about N10m.But this one costs us about N150m so far.
It has to do with the quality and the settings. Some scenes were shot while we were airborne. We had to get private jets. The locations were many including Abuja and Lagos. The props we used were exotic. There were also the quality costumes, the unique type of camera used for the shooting. The shooting of the film with multiple quality cameras, lasted for over three consecutive weeks. We went to great lengths to produce something really good and special.”
Nwakibe also shed more light on the message in the film
“The film focuses on gender issues, about the female child in particular.
It conveys a relevant message about the issue of gender and inheritance. It touches on the rights of the female child. It also underlines the importance of preparing one’s will to avoid quarrels over property and assets over inheritance by surviving family members upon one’s death.
And I believe that this movie will take the Nigerian film industry some levels higher in terms of quality and relevance to societal experience.”