'Collision Course' Explores Police Brutality in Nigeria
Reel sum up...
A struggling police officer sets up a road block to extort money from passing motorists and clashes with an aspiring musician, whom he accidentally shoots dead. This act sets in motion a chain of events that eventually leads to his arrest.
Directed and co-produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters, the Nollywood film 'Collision Course' aims at revealing some of of the underlying issues that forces a person to turn against the very same people he swore to protect and defend.
"I found out that every single person in the story had a back story that we all needed to unferstsnd , and at the opening and at the opening and of this, when you watch this movie, you begin to understand that we are all victims...we are all brutalised by the system we live in," said Mrs Austen-Peters in an interview.
Written by James Amuta, 'Collison Course', was the closing film at the African International Film Festival (ARIFF) which ended on Saturday. The film starred Kenneth Okolie, Kelechi Udegbe, Bamike Olawunmi and Nobert Young.