Nnamdi Kanaga’s ‘The Hail Mary’ to premiere at 10th AFRIFF Anniversary

The film was shot in the cities of Bozeman and Livingston, Montana and directed by Nigerian filmmaker, Nnamdi Kanaga.

Confirming the film’s selection, Kanaga wrote on Twitter: “Excited to announce that my film will be making its African premiere at the 10th Africa International Film Festival happening in Lagos this November.

“AFRIFF’s special to me in many ways and I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity more so as an Afriff Alumni,” he added.

Shot in Montana, ‘The Hail Mary’ is the first all-black cast lead film shot in the United States, and it explores racial stereotypes.

Written and directed by Kanaga, the film follows the story of a war veteran who relocates to Montana to mend his relationship with his grown son. On a significant day in their lives, the father and son are forced to confront their differences. It starred Kanaga, Ozzie Jones, Sean Michael Harrison, Tinesha Ersland, Rachel Missie, and Jaidian Donovan Arruda.

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