The Herbert Macaulay Affair Premieres this October
On October 25, 2019, Rucsack Productions will premiere its first indie movie The Herbert Macaulay Affair.
Set in the 1920s, it is based on the life of Nigerian nationalist and political activist Herbert Macaulay, who upon return from schooling in England 1863, meets a racial segregation and rebels against authorities. He falls in love with Caroline Pratt whose father is a police officer of Her Royal Majesty. This immediately sets him on a warpath with his intending father in law as both men are of opposing ideologies.
The periodic drama is directed by Imoh Umoren and was inspired by his history research when he wrote the Nigeria at 100 documentary. “As we delved in, I realised there were so many parts of our history that we did not touch. For me, I choose to make the story about him to remind Nigerians that we as a people had never stood for tyranny. We spoke in one voice and overcame oppression together.”
The Herbert Macaulay Affair stars Macaulay’s grandson, Wale Macaulay, as well as William Benson, Tonia Chukwurah, Kelechi Udegbe, Saheed Balogun, Stanlee Ohikhuare etc.
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