Set in modern day Nigeria and based on true events, Last Days is an excellent example of a modern Nollywood filmmaking: Original and distinctly African.
Mama Peace is a devoted single mother who struggles to make ends meet and questions her faith when faced with cancer.
A dedicated mother to her two children, Peace and Nathan, Mama Peace is a woman of faith, and beloved shop owner. When she is diagnosed with breast cancer, not long after being widowed, she struggles to make ends meet and raise the funds for cancer treatments. Anchored by a devoutness to God, she questions her Christian faith when her cancer returns and her family’s survival is threatened.
Directed by Biodun Stephen (Tiwa’s Baggage) and written by Moses Olufemi (Last Request), Last Days follows the working-class family of Mama Peace (Vivian Metchie). She’s a strong, no-nonsense person who’s struggling as a small business owner, a domestic worker, a parent of teenagers, and the wife of an alcoholic. Mama Peace starts each morning with her faith and a few resources, then she just figures it out as she goes along.
Despite the storyline, LAST DAYS is an uplifting Nollywood film that addresses class divides and disparities in modern medicine, as viewed through a trial of faith.
It’s noteworthy that Director Biodun Stephen is a successful female director in a traditionally patriarchal country and that Mama Peace has enjoyed very strong festival acceptance including the following:
- WINNER – Best Screenplay – Motion Pictures International Film Festival
- WINNER – Best Feature – Lake International Pan African Film Festival (Kenya)
- WINNER – African Continental Award – Great Lakes Christian Films Festival
- WINNER – Best Drama – Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – International Christian Film & Music Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – 22nd African Film Awards (UK)
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – Christian Family Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – Rhode Island Black Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – New York African Diaspora International Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – Black Star International Film Festival (Ghana)
Drama / 2019 / 146 minutes / Swahili with English subtitles / A film by Biodun Stephen
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