Joseph, the highly acclaimed trans-Atlantic story of self-discovery; of one man’s quest to break social and cultural constraints; to find true identity, premieres in Lagos this January the producers have said.
Based on the life of a young and successful medical doctor in the Caribbean whose drive to discover his roots takes him on a journey to parts unknown.
Defiant and rebellious, Joseph dismisses the warnings and threats of his affluent family of cross-generational medical doctors to seek a reconnection to his roots and his purpose.
The film dwells on the central character’s journey to his land of origin, regaling viewers with tales of love, acceptance and freedom while upending universal misconceptions about his people. The many things that have remained unchanged between his two peoples in spite of generations of separation across continents, awe him.
In celebration of the Year of Return, Joseph premiered in Ghana to rave reviews, as Nollywood sensations, Mawuli Gavor and Sika Osei, and lead actor, Kevoy Burton, headlined and wowed.
Also featured in the movie are singer/songwriter Shontelle (T-Shirt and Impossible) and Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds (Roll it Gal), and several international actors.
Joseph is selected for screening at the Pan African Film Festival, the largest Black film festival in the USA, and is set to top the pack of most successful African movies of 2020.
Joseph will premiere in Lagos on January 22nd at Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark Village, and be released in cinemas across the country from Friday, January 24th.