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Nigerian film-maker Jeta Amata to shoot $15 million movie in Haiti

Published: by NMN (Staff) Filed under: Directors & Producers Nollywood News - 932 Views

International Nigerian film-maker, Jeta Amata, is currently shooting a $15million USD movie in Haiti, Nigeria Movie Network have gathered. The feature film is dedicated to the life of Toussaint Louverture and is titled "Emperor: The Story of Toussaint l'Ouverture".


Haiti President Michel Martelly and Jeta Amata 

It is imperative to note that Haiti President Michel Martelly has also named Jeta Amata a Goodwill Ambassador of the country. The naming ceremony took place recently on February 4, in Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti.

In a press statement released by the Haitian President Michel Martelly; it mentioned that some proceeds from the film's profits will be used to fund restoration of historic sites in Haiti that were destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

The film chronicles the life, loves and battles of Toussaint l’Ouverture, who founded the world’s first independent black republic in Haiti by ousting both the Spaniards and Napoleon’s French army. In an unprecedented war of wills, the film follows the clash between Catholicism and Voodoo, inspired warfare, international politics, the eternal love triangle and the conflict between every shade of color in the small Caribbean nation.

Some of the Nigerian movies Jeta Amata directed and produced are Black
Gold, Black November, Inale, Queen, Last Game, Ultimate Crisis; just to name a few. He is the ideal messiah in Nollywood when it comes to film-making. Jeta Amata is no doubt the best movie director to come out of Nigeria; his amazing work speaks for him.

The Haitian movie titled "Emperor: The Story of Toussaint l'Ouverture" that Jeta Amata is working on, is currently in pre-production as at the time Nigeria Movie Network wrote about it, and is now listed on IMDB (The Internet Movie Database).



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