The other day at our International Film Tour when white men sat to watch our film SHAKABULA, I reconvinced myself that it is always good to start ,no matter how small.
He sat watched the film and bought some copies.( He didn’t buy in naira lol )
When I asked Pete if and how he enjoyed the film. He said, ‘Yes I did. Was reading the translation’…
Sipping from a cup a coffee, he asked a most terrible question:
‘Williams, this film is about corruption. Is it about your country Nigeria?’
‘It’s about all countries’,I said ‘It’s a correctional art’
‘We not corrupt here,Willy’… Pete said
‘Corruption is an English word, Pete. If it’s not in your society , it’s not in your Grammar’, I said.
I think Pete hid his anger for the rest of the day
…but I won’t allow anyone to label my country for evil.
Not all of us are corrupt!