Damage’ the latest offering from Uche Jombo’s UJ Studios is set to premiere on July 31st 2011 at the Silverbird Cinemas and from there, as from August 5th for onward release in cinemas nationwide!Damage’ is part of a collection of three distinct but interwoven stories, aimed at advocacy for social issues; each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families and societies at large. The movie aims to break new grounds in creating precedents in the Nigerian movie industry. This first part of the trilogy ‘Damage’ which is being premiered deals with the issue of domestic violence and the psychological effect it could have especially on the children. A man and his wife love each other immensely yet their lives can only be described as a ‘cat and mouse’ situation as they fight violently almost on a daily basis.
The film stars Uche Jombo (who is also the film’s Producer and Executive Producer) Kalu Ikeagwu, Tonto Dike, Basorge Tariah Jnr. In a chat with Uche, she says ‘Damage’ is a story that needs to be told. Domestic violence is a social issue that has a lot of women suffering in silence so I decided to shoot a film about it. It was necessary to show how it affects not just the couple but even the children in the home’.
On asked if she thought k Nigerians were ready for this? She replies, ‘They are more than ready! When I first shot the film, people thought it was too graphic… that I needed to edit some scenes out. Then incidentally, in the news, a lady (God rest her soul) Titi Akolade lost her life as a result of domestic violence. It all made sense then. Women are not just the victims but men too!’ In the trailer it is noticed that she and Kalu (Ikeagwu) really had a go at each other. She laughs; ‘I gave as good as I got! You should see the movie’.
‘Damage’ premieres in Nigeria on the 31st of July 2011 at Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria island and starts screening in cinemas nationwide on the 5th of August. It then premieres in other countries such as Accra, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Houston, USA, and Canada.For more on the movie please check www.damagemovie.com