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Carrying on with the massive waves it has created in the local and international movie industry, Tarila Thompson’s action blockbuster flick, ‘In the Creek’ which has been adjudged as one of Africa’s biggest exports in the movie industry has continued to garner recognition and praises from all corners of the worldwide movie industry.
Film critics and enthusiasts have continued to appraise the amount of work and dedication put into the creation of the expository movie. The movie itself which encompasses and borders around the struggles of the Niger-delta people in Nigeria also gives reference to international intrusion and the role which Nigerian politics plays when it comes to crude oil in the Niger-delta and its indigenes.
It has been praised for its relatable delivery while using a star-studded cast to further enhance the storyline and presentation of the movie. The movie has also been given encomiums for its use of internationally-recognised movie producers and crewmen who put in their best to give the movie the name it has attained. His use of real Niger-delta indigenes and millitants in the movie has also been greatly commended.
The synopsis of the movie ‘In the Creek’ tells the story of an average Niger Deltan community. With their land and waters, devastated by unregulated oil exploration in the oil-rich Niger-Delta region of Nigeria, pocket-sized agitation by the local youths is met with a robust assault by the military authorities. As things threaten to escalate, the community seeks the help of a local school teacher, Diongoli. A man whose philosophy brings a whole new dimension to the struggle.
Some of the characters include: Van Vicker, Beverly Naya, Funto Diseye Thompson, Ema Ayalogu, Chinonso Arubayi, Tarila Thompson, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Paul Obazele, Segun Arinze.
Tarila Thompson, the brains behind the blockbuster has also been featured on numerous interviews and talk-shows to tell the backstory on the movie, its inspiration and how it came to be.
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AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK