Nigerians will definitely not forget in a hurry, the EndSARS protest championed by a group of youths who felt the country could be better governed without the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS); a unit under the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The EndSARS agitation that started as a child’s place, quickly became a movement too strong for the government to curb; hence, the use of force that led to the death of some Nigerian protesting youths at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos.
To commemorate the peaceful protests that turned violent and bloody, a documentary that will narrate happenings at the ugly event, in particular, the October 20, 2020 gory incidence, will be premiered on August 28.
In a Statement titled, “Remembering the Fallen Heroes through the EndSARS Documentary,” signed by Mr. Olajide Quadri of Meroestream International Ltd, UK, the Producer of the documentary Mr. Seun Oloketuyi said, “the documentary is to amplify the conversation and revival of the debate about ENDSARS, and the surrounding factors that necessitated the movement which is still with us today…
The Statement read:
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN HEROES THROUGH THE END SARS DOCUMENTARY
October 20, 2020 will forever remain in the hearts of Nigerians as the black Tuesday and one of the darkest hours in the history of our dear nation. The new film (ENDSARS Documentary) addresses police brutality in Nigeria serves as a documentary remember of those who paid the ultimate price in the fight to end injustice and police brutality. It is a (relevant and timely documentary that narrated the brutal forces of the defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) against the Nigerian youth who have been maimed and gruesomely murdered for decades.
(ENDSARS documentary) will premiere (on Meroestream streaming platform from 28 August, 2021)
The documentary is amplifying the conversation and revival of the debate about ENDSARS, and the surrounding factors that necessitated the movement which is still with us today, highlighting voices that inspire and drive positive democratic change in Nigeria. This is a fitting reminder of the power to make a change, when we stand up for justice.
The ENDSARS documentary, showcases (the brutal silencing of African youths, even at a time when the black people in Diaspora are demanding that “Black Lives Matter” against the pervaded injustice, denigration, racism and oppression by the police authorities of the USA and Europe.
The Producer said that it is an honour to premiere the documentary on Meroestream and share his work with the International Film Community)
The premiere will be marked by simultaneous cross-posting, mentioning and tagging of various front-line influencers and civil societies on the social media platforms which will give a good launch to the documentary.
A trailer of the film will be available from (date) 26th August, 2021 on Meroestream’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn)
Immediately after the premiere, (The Producer Seun Oloketuyi with the Associate Producer, Rolake Adesina, will join the media host from Meroestream on IG live and Facebook to explore the issues presented by discussing what inspired the documentary.
The release date (of the documentary remains 28th August, 2021)
Media Contact Information
Meroestream International Ltd, UK
Mr Olajide Quadri