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Sickle cell movie ‘STRAIN’ receives award at Urban Film festival in Miami


A Nigerian Sickle Cell themed movie has been awarded International Best Film at the 2020 edition of Urban Film festival in Miami, USA.

Following the announcement of STRAIN earlier in the year, the yet-to-be-released Nigerian movie has won the award for the Best International Film 2020 at the Urban Film Festival in Miami USA.

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STRAIN is a family drama feature film about a family that suddenly discovers that their young son has the sickle cell disease.

It is an emotional roller-coaster set to intrigue, entertain and educate its viewers.

It stars a line up of talented cast made up of veterans, on-screen debuts and child actors such as Okey Uzoeshi, Shushu Abubakar, Dr Alex Usifo, Gloria Anozie-Young, Bimbo Akintola, Angel Onyi Unigwe, Nifemi Lawal, Aproko Doctor amongst others.

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STRAIN is a production of Verte View.

It is written by Donald Tombia, Oluwatoyin Adewumi & Eze Ekpo, produced by Oluwatoyin Adewumi and Benjamin Abejide Adeniran and directed by Uduak-Obong Patrick.