The trailer for ‘4th Republic’, a movie that depicts Nigeria’s political space, has been released.
Handlers say the movie will be available for screening at the cinemas from April 12.
Kate Henshaw plays the lead role, Mabel King who seeks the governorship seat in her state.
The movie follows a hotly contested gubernatorial election and one woman’s quest to take back the seat she believes she rightfully won against all odds.
“‘4th Republic’ explores the dynamics of politics in Nigeria today,” Ishaya Bako, the movie director, explained.
“There are a multitude of factors at play; the violence that mars our polls, the new trend of fighting for justice at the tribunals and the roles we as a society assign to women who aspire to powerful positions.”
Synopsis: After the gruesome murder of her campaign manager Sikiru (Jide Attah), gubernatorial aspirant Mabel King (Henshaw) challenges the victory of the incumbent, Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu) for her mandate. While governor Sani’s associate, St. James (Bimbo Manuel) and Ike’s Law School rival, Danladi (Yakubu Mohammed) attempt to subvert the course of justice by eliminating witnesses, King is supported by her loyal aide Ike (Eyinna Nwigwe), and Sikiru’s daughter Bukky (Linda Ejiofor).
The film is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
Watch the trailer below: